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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 3, 2021
Registration Number 333-      
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM S-4
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
LANDCADIA HOLDINGS III, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
6770
85-2096734
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification
Number)
1510 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
Telephone: (713) 850-1010
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
Steven L. Scheinthal
1510 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
Telephone: (713) 850-1010
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Copies to:
Joel L. Rubinstein
Jonathan P. Rochwarger
Elliott M. Smith
White & Case LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
(212) 819-8200
David Blittner
Craig Marcus
Carl Marcellino
Laura Steinke
Ropes & Gray LLP
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 596-9000
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after this registration statement becomes effective and all other conditions to the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement described in the included proxy statement/prospectus have been satisfied or waived.
If the securities being registered on this form are being offered in connection with the formation of a holding company and there is compliance with General Instruction G, check the following box. ☐
If this form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐
If this form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐
If applicable, place an X in the box to designate the appropriate rule provision relied upon in conducting this transaction:

Exchange Act Rule 13e-4(i)
(Cross-Border Issuer Tender Offer)

Exchange Act Rule 14d-1(d)
(Cross-Border Third-Party Tender Offer)
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of Each Class of
Securities to be Registered
Amount to be
Registered
Proposed Maximum
Offering Price
Per Share
Proposed Maximum
Aggregate Offering
Price
Amount of
Registration Fee
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share
102,630,000
$ 10.40 $ 1,067,352,000 $ 116,448.10
Total
$ 1,067,352,000 $ 116,448.10
(1)
Based on the number of shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Landcadia Class A common stock”), of the registrant (“Landcadia”) estimated to be issued in connection with the business combination described herein (the “Business Combination”). Such number of shares is based on the sum of (i) 93,958,000 shares of common stock to be issued to the holders HMAN Group Holdings Inc. common stock (assuming that all outstanding options to acquire such stock (the “Hillman Options”) are exercised prior to the closing of the Business Combination) and (ii) 8,672,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock to be issued upon conversion of 8,672,000 shares of Landcadia Class B common stock.
(2)
Pursuant to Rules 457(c) and 457(f)(1) promulgated under the Securities Act and solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee, the proposed maximum aggregate offering price is calculated as the product of (i) 102,630,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock and (ii) $10.40, the average of the high and low trading prices of Landcadia Class A common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market on January 28, 2021 (such date is within five business days prior to the date of this Registration Statement).
(3)
Calculated pursuant to Rule 457 under the Securities Act by multiplying the proposed maximum aggregate offering price of securities to be registered by .0001091.
The registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the SEC, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

The information in this preliminary proxy statement/prospectus is not complete and may be changed. These securities may not be issued until the registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This preliminary prospectus statement/prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and does not constitute the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.
PRELIMINARY — SUBJECT TO COMPLETION DATED FEBRUARY 3, 2021
PROXY STATEMENT OF
LANDCADIA HOLDINGS III, INC.
PROSPECTUS FOR
102,630,000 SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK OF
LANDCADIA HOLDINGS III, INC. (WHICH WILL BE RENAMED HILLMAN SOLUTIONS CORP.)
On January 24, 2021, the board of directors of Landcadia Holdings III, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Landcadia,” “we,” “us” or “our”), unanimously approved an agreement and plan of merger, dated January 24, 2021, by and among Landcadia, Helios Sun Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Landcadia (“Merger Sub”), HMAN Group Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Hillman Holdco”) and CCMP Sellers’ Representative, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company in its capacity as the Stockholder Representative thereunder (in such capacity, the “Stockholder Representative”) (as it may be amended and/or restated from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”). If the Merger Agreement is adopted by Landcadia’s stockholders and the transactions under the Merger Agreement are consummated, Merger Sub will merge with and into Hillman Holdco with Hillman Holdco surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Landcadia (the “Business Combination”). Hillman Holdco is a holding company that indirectly holds all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of The Hillman Group, Inc., which, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries (Hillman Holdco, The Hillman Group, Inc. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, collectively, “Hillman” and each such entity, a “Hillman Group Entity”), is in the business of providing hardware-related products and related merchandising services to retail markets in North America. In connection with the consummation of the Business Combination, Landcadia will be renamed “Hillman Solutions Corp.” and is referred to herein as “New Hillman” as of the time following such change of name.
In accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of the Merger Agreement, Landcadia has agreed to pay aggregate consideration in the form of New Hillman common stock (the “Aggregate Consideration”) calculated as described below and equal to a value of approximately (i) $911,300,000 plus (ii) $28,280,000, such amount being the value of 2,828,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Landcadia (the “Landcadia Class B common stock”), valued at $10.00 per share that our sponsors, TJF, LLC (“TJF Sponsor”) and Jefferies Financial Group Inc., (“JFG Sponsor” and, together with TJF Sponsor, the “Sponsors”), have agreed to forfeit at the closing of the Business Combination (the “Closing”).
At the effective time of the Business Combination, all outstanding shares of common stock of Hillman Holdco will be cancelled in exchange for the right to receive, with respect to each such share, a certain number of shares of New Hillman common stock valued at $10.00 per share equal to (A) (i) the Aggregate Consideration plus (ii) the value that would be received by Hillman Holdco upon the exercise of all outstanding Hillman Holdco options as of immediately prior to the Closing (the “Adjusted Purchase Price”), divided by (B) (i) the total number of shares of Hillman Holdco common stock outstanding as of immediately prior to the Closing plus (ii) the number of shares of Hillman Holdco common stock underlying all then outstanding Hillman Holdco options and shares of Hillman Holdco restricted stock outstanding as of immediately prior to the Closing (the “Adjusted Per Share Merger Value”).
At the effective time, each outstanding option to purchase shares of Hillman Holdco common stock (a “Hillman Holdco Option”), whether vested or unvested, will be assumed by New Hillman and will be converted into an option to acquire common stock of New Hillman (“New Hillman Options”) with substantially the same terms and conditions as applicable to the Hillman Holdco Option immediately prior to the effective time (including expiration date, vesting conditions and exercise provisions), except that (i) each such Hillman Holdco Option shall be exercisable for that number of shares of New Hillman common stock equal to the product (rounded down to the nearest whole number) of (A) the number of shares of Hillman Holdco common stock subject to such Hillman Holdco Assumed Option immediately prior the effective time multiplied by (B) the quotient of (1) the Adjusted Per Share Merger Value divided by (2) $10.00 (such quotient, with respect to each Hillman Holdco Option, the “Closing Stock Per Option Amount”), (ii) the per share exercise price for each share of New Hillman common stock issuable upon exercise of the New Hillman Option shall be equal to the quotient (rounded up to the nearest whole cent) obtained by dividing (A) the exercise price per share of Hillman Holdco subject to such Hillman Holdco Option immediately prior to the effective time by (B) the Closing Stock Per Option Amount; (iii) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may appropriately adjust the performance conditions applicable to certain of the New Hillman Options; and (iv) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may make such other immaterial administrative or ministerial changes to the New Hillman Options as it may determine in good faith are appropriate to effectuate the administration of the New Hillman Options and to ensure consistency with the administrative and ministerial provisions of the New Hillman Incentive Equity Plan;
At the effective time, each share of unvested restricted Hillman Holdco common stock will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive a number of shares of restricted New Hillman common stock (“New Hillman

Restricted Stock”) equal to the quotient of (a) the Adjusted Per Share Merger Value divided by (b) $10.00 (such quotient, with respect to each share of unvested Hillman Holdco restricted stock, the “Closing Stock Per Restricted Share Amount”) with substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable to the related share of Hillman Holdco Restricted Stock immediately prior to the effective time (including with respect to vesting and termination-related provisions), except that (i) any per-share repurchase price of such New Hillman Restricted Stock shall be equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the per-share repurchase price applicable to the Hillman Holdco Restricted Stock, by (B) the Closing Per Stock Restricted Share Amount, rounded up to the nearest cent and (ii) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may make such other immaterial administrative or ministerial changes to the New Hillman Restricted Stock as it may determine in good faith are appropriate to effectuate the administration of the New Hillman Restricted Stock and to ensure consistency with the administrative and ministerial provisions of the New Hillman Incentive Equity Plan.
At the effective time, each Hillman Holdco restricted stock unit (each a “Hillman Holdco RSU”) will be assumed by New Hillman and converted into a restricted stock unit in respect of shares of New Hillman common stock (each, a “New Hillman RSU”) with substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable to such Hillman Holdco RSU immediately prior to the effective time (including with respect to vesting and termination-related provisions), except that (i) each New Hillman RSU shall represent the right to receive (subject to vesting) that number of shares of New Hillman common stock equal to the product (rounded up to the nearest whole number) of the number of shares of Hillman Holdco Common Stock underlying the Hillman Holdco RSU immediately prior to the effective time multiplied by the quotient of (a) the Adjusted Per Share Merger Value divided by (b) $10.00 (such quotient, with respect to each Hillman Holdco restricted stock unit, the “Hillman Holdco RSU Exchange Ratio”); and (ii) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may make such other immaterial administrative or ministerial changes to the New Hillman RSUs as it may determine in good faith are appropriate to effectuate the administration of the New Hillman RSUs and to ensure consistency with the administrative and ministerial provisions of the New Hillman Incentive Equity Plan.
In addition, pursuant to the A&R Letter Agreement, Landcadia’s Sponsors will, at the Closing of the Business Combination, forfeit a total of 3,828,000 of their shares of Landcadia Class B common stock (the “Sponsor Forfeited Shares”), with 2,828,000 shares being forfeited by the Sponsors on a basis pro rata with their ownership of Landcadia and 1,000,000 additional shares being forfeited by the TJF Sponsor.
The maximum number of shares of New Hillman common stock expected to be issued at the Closing of the Business Combination is 102,630,000, which amount includes up to 93,958,000 shares of New Hillman common stock that may be issued assuming that all outstanding Hillman Options are exercised prior to Closing. Holders of shares of Hillman Holdco capital stock are expected to hold, in the aggregate, between approximately 48.7% and 52.7% of the issued and outstanding shares of New Hillman common stock immediately following the Closing of the Business Combination.
Immediately prior to the effective time of the Business Combination, with the exception of the Sponsor Forfeited Shares, each of the currently issued and outstanding shares of Landcadia Class B common stock will automatically convert, on a one-for-one basis, into shares of Landcadia Class A common stock in accordance with the terms of the Current Charter, and thereafter, in connection with the Closing, the Landcadia Class A common stock will be reclassified as New Hillman common stock in accordance with the terms of the Proposed Charter.
Landcadia’s units, Class A common stock and public warrants are publicly traded on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbols “LCYAU”, “LCY” and “LCYAW”, respectively. Landcadia intends to apply to list the New Hillman common stock and public warrants on Nasdaq under the symbols “HLMN” and “HLMNW”, respectively, upon the Closing of the Business Combination. In connection with the Closing, each of Landcadia's oustanding units will separate into the underlying shares of Landcadia Class A common stock and public warrants and so New Hillman will not have units traded following Closing of the Business Combination.
Landcadia will hold a special meeting of stockholders (the “Special Meeting”) to consider matters relating to the Business Combination. Landcadia cannot complete the Business Combination unless Landcadia’s stockholders consent to the approval of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby. Landcadia is sending you this proxy statement/prospectus to ask you to vote in favor of these and the other matters described in this proxy statement/prospectus.
Unless adjourned, the Special Meeting of the stockholders of Landcadia will be held at [•] a.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021 at [•]. Landcadia has determined that the special meeting will be a virtual meeting conducted exclusively via live webcast. You or your proxyholder will be able to attend the virtual special meeting online, vote, and view the list of stockholders entitled to vote at the special meeting by visiting [•] and using a control number assigned by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. To register and receive access to the virtual meeting, registered stockholders and beneficial stockholders (those holding shares through a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other holder of record) will need to follow the instructions applicable to them provided in this proxy statement/prospectus.
This proxy statement/prospectus provides you with detailed information about the Business Combination. It also contains or references information about Landcadia and New Hillman and certain related matters. You are encouraged to read this proxy

statement/prospectus carefully. In particular, you should read the “Risk Factors” section beginning on page 44 for a discussion of the risks you should consider in evaluating the Business Combination and how it will affect you.
If you have any questions or need assistance voting your common stock, please contact Morrow Sodali LLC (“Morrow”), our proxy solicitor, by calling (800) 662-5200, or banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400, or by emailing [•]. This notice of special meeting is and the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Business Combination will be available at [•].
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the Business Combination or the other transactions contemplated thereby, as described in this proxy statement/ prospectus, or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of the disclosure in this proxy statement/prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
This proxy statement/prospectus is dated, [•] 2021, and is first being mailed to stockholders of Landcadia on or about, [•] 2021.

 
LANDCADIA HOLDINGS III, INC.
1510 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON [•], 2021
TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF LANDCADIA HOLDINGS III, INC.:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting (the “Special Meeting”) of the stockholders of Landcadia Holdings III, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Landcadia,” “we,” “us” or “our”), will be held at [•] a.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021 at [•]. You are cordially invited to attend the Special Meeting, which will be held for the following purposes:
(a)
Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the agreement and plan of merger, dated as of January 24, 2021 (as may be amended and/or restated from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Landcadia; Helios Sun Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landcadia (“Merger Sub”); HMAN Group Holdings Inc. a Delaware corporation (“Hillman Holdco”); and CCMP Sellers’ Representative, LLC, solely in its capacity as representative of the stockholders of Hillman Holdco (the “Stockholder Representative”), and the transactions contemplated thereby, pursuant to which Merger Sub will merge with and into Hillman Holdco with Hillman Holdco surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Landcadia (the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the “Business Combination” and such proposal, the “Business Combination Proposal”);
(b)
Proposal No. 2 — The Charter Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals (as defined below) are approved and adopted, the proposed third amended and restated certificate of incorporation of Landcadia (the “Proposed Charter”), which will replace Landcadia’s second amended and restated certificate of incorporation, dated October 8, 2020 (the “Current Charter”) and will be in effect upon the Closing of the Business Combination (we refer to such proposal as the “Charter Proposal”);
(c)
Proposal No. 3 — The Advisory Charter Proposals — to consider and vote upon separate proposals to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, the following material differences between the Proposed Charter and the Current Charter, which are being presented in accordance with the requirements of the SEC as seven separate sub-proposals (we refer to such proposals as the “Advisory Charter Proposals”);
(i)
Advisory Charter Proposal A — Our Current Charter requires the affirmative vote of holders of at least a majority of the voting power of outstanding shares to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Current Charter. The Proposed Charter will require the approval by affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66% in voting power of the outstanding common stock of the combined company to amend certain provisions of the Proposed Charter as follows: Article FIFTH, which addresses amending or addressing the number, election, terms and removal of the classified board structure and any directors thereof; Article SIXTH, which addresses requirements relating to the amendment of our Bylaws; Article SEVENTH, Section 7.1, which addresses the requirement that special meetings be called only by the New Hillman Board; Article SEVENTH, Section 7.3, which addresses the requirement that stockholders take action at a meeting rather than by written consent; Article EIGHTH, which addresses the limitation on personal liability for a director’s breach of fiduciary duty and ability to indemnify, and advance expenses to, any person made or threatened to be made a party to any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the Company or any predecessor of the combined company or is or was serving at the request of the combined company as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise; Article NINTH, which addresses the specification that certain transactions are not “corporate opportunities”; Article TENTH, which addresses the election not to be governed by DGCL Section 203 and inclusion of a provision
 

 
substantially similar to DGCL 203; and Article ELEVENTH, which addresses requirements to amend, alter, change or repeal certain provisions of the Proposed Charter.
(ii)
Advisory Charter Proposal B — Our Current Charter requires the affirmative vote of holders of at least a majority of the voting power of outstanding shares for stockholders to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the bylaws of New Hillman. The Proposed Charter would require the approval by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66% in voting power of the then outstanding shares of common stock of New Hillman for stockholders to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the bylaws of New Hillman.
(iii)
Advisory Charter Proposal C — Our Current Charter requires the affirmative vote of holders of at least a majority of the voting power of outstanding shares to remove a director from office. The Proposed Charter would require the approval by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66% in voting power of the then outstanding shares of common stock of New Hillman to remove a director from office.
(iv)
Advisory Charter Proposal D — Under the Current Charter, Landcadia is subject to Section 203 of the DGCL. The additional amendment would cause the combined company to not be governed by Section 203 of the DGCL and, instead, include a provision in the Proposed Charter that is substantially similar to Section 203 of the DGCL, but excludes from the definition of “interested stockholder” ​(A) the investment funds affiliated with CCMP Capital Advisors, LP and their respective successors, Transferees and Affiliates (each as defined in the Proposed Charter) (the “Sponsor Holders”) because such stockholders currently hold voting power of Hillman Holdco in excess of, and immediately following the Business Combination these parties will hold voting power of the combined company in excess of, the 15% threshold under Section 203, and (B) any person whose ownership of shares in excess of the 15% threshold is the result of any action taken solely by the combined company. Upon consummation of the Business Combination, the Sponsor Holders will become “interested stockholders” within the meaning of Section 203 of the DGCL, but will not be subject to the restrictions on business combinations set forth in Section 203, as our Board approved the Business Combination in which such stockholders became interested stockholders prior to such time they became interested stockholders.
(v)
Advisory Charter Proposal E — Our Current Charter authorizes the issuance of 380,000,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock, 20,000,000 shares of Landcadia Class B common stock and 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock. The Proposed Charter would increase the total number of authorized shares of common stock to 500,000,000 and 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock. As part of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement and in accordance with the Current Charter, all Landcadia Class B common stock will be automatically converted on a one-for-one basis into shares of Landcadia Class A common stock, and all shares of Landcadia Class A common stock will be renamed as “common stock” for all purposes under the Proposed Charter.
(vi)
Advisory Charter Proposal F — The Proposed Charter provides that New Hillman will renounce any interest or expectancy in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, any business opportunities that are from time to time available to CCMP Capital Advisors, LP, the investment funds affiliated with CCMP Capital Advisors, LP or their respective successors, Transferees, and Affiliates (each as defined in the Proposed Charter) (other than New Hillman and its subsidiaries) or any of their respective partners, principals, directors, officers, members, managers, equity holders and/or employees, including any who serve as officers or directors of New Hillman.
(vii)
Advisory Charter Proposal G — The Current Charter permits only holders of Class B common stock to take action by written consent in lieu of taking action at a meeting of stockholders. The Proposed Charter instead prohibits stockholder action by written consent by specifying that any action required or permitted to be taken by stockholders must be effected by a duly called annual or special meeting and may not be effected by written consent.
 

 
(d)
Proposal No. 4 — The Stock Issuance Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals (as defined below) are approved and adopted, for the purposes of complying with the applicable listing rules of Nasdaq, the issuance of (x) shares of New Hillman common stock pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement and (y) shares of Landcadia Class A common stock to certain institutional investors including JFG Sponsor (collectively, the “PIPE Investors”) in connection with the Private Placement (we refer to this proposal as the “Stock Issuance Proposal”);
(e)
Proposal No. 5 — The Incentive Plan Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals (as defined below) are approved and adopted, the Hillman Solutions Corp. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Incentive Equity Plan”), a copy of which is attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex F, including the authorization of the initial share reserve under the Incentive Equity Plan (the “Incentive Plan Proposal”);
(f)
Proposal No. 6 — The ESPP Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve, assuming the condition precedent proposals (as defined below) are approved and adopted, the Hillman Solutions Corp. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”), a copy of which is attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex G, including the authorization of the initial share reserve under the ESPP (the “ESPP Proposal”);
(g)
Proposal No. 7 — The Director Election Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to elect, assuming the other condition precedent proposals (as defined below) are approved and adopted, nine directors, comprising three directors to serve as Class I directors, three directors to serve as Class II directors and three directors to serve as Class III directors, in each case to serve on New Hillman’s board of directors for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in, respectively, 2022 in the case of Class I directors, 2023 in the case of Class II directors and 2024 in the case of Class III directors, or until such director’s successor has been duly elected and qualified, or until such director’s earlier death, resignation, retirement or removal (the “Director Election Proposal”);
(h)
Proposal No. 8 — The Adjournment Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the adjournment of the Special Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies if, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, any of the Business Combination Proposal, the Charter Proposal, the Stock Issuance Proposal, the Incentive Plan Proposal and the Director Election Proposal (together the “condition precedent proposals”) would not be duly approved and adopted by our stockholders or we determine that one or more of the Closing conditions under the Merger Agreement is not satisfied or waived (we refer to this proposal as the “Adjournment Proposal”).
Only holders of record of shares of Landcadia’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock (collectively, “Landcadia Shares”) at the close of business on [•], 2021 are entitled to notice of and to vote and have their votes counted at the Special Meeting and any further adjournments or postponements of the Special Meeting.
We will provide you with the proxy statement/prospectus and a proxy card in connection with the solicitation of proxies to be voted at the Special Meeting and at any adjournment of the Special Meeting. Whether or not you plan to attend the Special Meeting, we urge you to read, when available, the proxy statement/prospectus (and any documents incorporated into the proxy statement/prospectus by reference) carefully. Please pay particular attention to the section entitled “Risk Factors.
After careful consideration, Landcadia’s Board has determined that each of the Business Combination Proposal, the Charter Proposal, the Advisory Charter Proposals, the Stock Issuance Proposal, the Incentive Plan Proposal, the ESPP Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal are in the best interests of Landcadia and its stockholders and unanimously recommends that you vote or give instruction to vote “FOR” each of those proposals and “FOR” each of the director nominees.
The existence of financial and personal interests of Landcadia’s directors and officers may result in a conflict of interest on the part of one or more of the directors between what they may believe is in the best interests of Landcadia and its stockholders and what they may believe is best for himself or themselves in
 

 
determining to recommend that stockholders vote for the proposals. See the section entitled “The Business Combination Proposal — Interests of Landcadia’s Directors and Officers in the Business Combination” in the proxy statement/prospectus for a further discussion.
Under the Merger Agreement, the approval of the condition precedent proposals presented at the Special Meeting is a condition to the consummation of the Business Combination. The adoption of each condition precedent proposal is conditioned on the approval of all of the other condition precedent proposals. If our stockholders do not approve each of the condition precedent proposals, the Business Combination may not be consummated. The ESPP Proposal is conditioned upon the approval of the condition precedent proposals. The Adjournment Proposal and the Advisory Charter Proposals are not conditioned on the approval of any other proposal.
In connection with the signing of the Merger Agreement, our Sponsors and our officers and directors entered into an amended and restated letter agreement, pursuant to which they agreed to vote their shares of Landcadia Class B common stock purchased prior to our initial public offering (the “founder shares”), as well as any shares of Landcadia Class A common stock sold as part of the units by us in our initial public offering (the “public shares”) purchased by them during or after our initial public offering, in favor of the Business Combination Proposal, and to vote their shares in favor of all other proposals being presented at the Special Meeting. As of the date hereof, our Sponsors own approximately 22.4% of our total outstanding common stock.
Pursuant to the Current Charter, a holder of public shares (a “public stockholder”) may request that Landcadia redeem all or a portion of its public shares for cash if the Business Combination is consummated. As a public stockholder, and assuming the Business Combination is consummated, you will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:
(i)
(a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares through units and you elect to separate your units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and
(ii)
prior to [•] p.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021, (a) submit a written request, including the legal name, phone number and address of the beneficial owner of the shares for which redemption is requested, to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Landcadia’s transfer agent (the “transfer agent” or “Continental”), that Landcadia redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through Depository Trust Company (“DTC”).
Holders of units must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent, directly and instruct it to do so. Public stockholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Business Combination Proposal. If the Business Combination is not consummated, the public shares will not be redeemed for cash. If the Business Combination is consummated and a public stockholder properly exercises its right to redeem its public shares and timely delivers its shares to the transfer agent, we will redeem each public share for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account established in connection with our initial public offering (the “Trust Account”), calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes, divided by the number of then issued and outstanding public shares. For illustrative purposes, as of January 22, 2021, this would have amounted to approximately $10.00 per public share. If a public stockholder exercises its redemption rights, then it will be exchanging its redeemed public shares for cash and will no longer own such shares. Any request to redeem public shares, once made, may be withdrawn at any time until the deadline for submitting redemption requests and thereafter, with our consent, until the Closing (as defined below). If a holder of a public share delivers its shares in connection with an election to redeem and subsequently decides prior to the deadline for submitting redemption requests not to elect to exercise such rights, it may simply request that Landcadia instruct the transfer agent to return the shares (physically or electronically). The holder can make such
 

 
request by contacting the transfer agent, at the address or email address listed in this proxy statement/prospectus. See “The Special Meeting — Redemption Rights” in the proxy statement/prospectus for a detailed description of the procedures to be followed if you wish to redeem your public shares for cash.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a holder of public shares, together with any affiliate of such public stockholder or any other person with whom such public stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” ​(as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its public shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the public shares. Accordingly, if a public stockholder, alone or acting in concert or as a group, seeks to redeem more than 15% of the public shares, then any such shares in excess of that 15% limit would not be redeemed for cash.
Furthermore, in connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, Landcadia entered into subscription agreements (the “Subscription Agreements”) with the PIPE Investors, pursuant to which the PIPE Investors have agreed to purchase, immediately prior to the Closing, an aggregate of 37,500,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock, including 2,500,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock to be purchased by JFG Sponsor, at a purchase price of $10.00 per share.
All Landcadia Stockholders are cordially invited to attend the Special Meeting which will be held in virtual format. You will not be able to physically attend the Special Meeting. To ensure your representation at the Special Meeting, however, you are urged to complete, sign, date and return the proxy card accompanying the proxy statement/prospectus as soon as possible. If you are a stockholder of record holding Landcadia Shares, you may also cast your vote at the Special Meeting electronically by visiting [•]. If your shares are held in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, you must instruct your broker or bank on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the Special Meeting and vote electronically, obtain a proxy from your broker or bank. The Charter Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the outstanding shares of Landcadia Shares, voting as a single class. Accordingly, if you do not vote or do not instruct your broker or bank how to vote, it will have the same effect as a vote “AGAINST” the Charter Proposal. Because approval of the other proposals only require a majority of the votes cast, assuming a quorum is established at the Special Meeting, if you do not vote or do not instruct your broker or bank how to vote, it will have no effect on these other proposals because such action would not count as a vote cast at the Special Meeting.
Your vote is important regardless of the number of shares you own. Whether you plan to attend the Special Meeting or not, please sign, date and return the proxy card accompanying the proxy statement/ prospectus as soon as possible in the envelope provided. If your shares are held in “street name” or are in a margin or similar account, you should contact your broker to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted.
If you have any questions or need assistance voting your common stock, please contact Morrow Sodali LLC (“Morrow”), our proxy solicitor, by calling (800) 662-5200, or banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400, or by emailing [•]. This notice of special meeting is and the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Business Combination will be available at [•].
Thank you for your participation. We look forward to your continued support.
By Order of the Board of Directors,
Tilman J. Fertitta, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Handler, Co-Chairman and President
[•], 2021
 

 
IF YOU RETURN YOUR PROXY CARD WITHOUT AN INDICATION OF HOW YOU WISH TO VOTE, YOUR SHARES WILL BE VOTED IN FAVOR OF EACH OF THE PROPOSALS. TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS, YOU MUST (I) IF YOU HOLD SHARES OF LANDCADIA CLASS A COMMON STOCK THROUGH UNITS, ELECT TO SEPARATE YOUR UNITS INTO THE UNDERLYING SHARES OF LANDCADIA CLASS A COMMON STOCK AND PUBLIC WARRANTS PRIOR TO EXERCISING YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THE PUBLIC SHARES, (II) SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST, INCLUDING THE LEGAL NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNER OF THE SHARES FOR WHICH REDEMPTION IS REQUESTED, TO THE TRANSFER AGENT THAT YOUR PUBLIC SHARES BE REDEEMED FOR CASH AND (III) DELIVER YOUR SHARES OF LANDCADIA CLASS A COMMON STOCK TO THE TRANSFER AGENT, PHYSICALLY OR ELECTRONICALLY USING THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY’S DWAC (DEPOSIT WITHDRAWAL AT CUSTODIAN) SYSTEM, IN EACH CASE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES DESCRIBED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS. IF THE BUSINESS COMBINATION IS NOT CONSUMMATED, THEN THE PUBLIC SHARES WILL NOT BE REDEEMED FOR CASH. IF YOU HOLD THE SHARES IN STREET NAME, YOU WILL NEED TO INSTRUCT THE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT YOUR BANK OR BROKER TO WITHDRAW THE SHARES FROM YOUR ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS. SEE “THE SPECIAL MEETING — REDEMPTION RIGHTS” IN THIS PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS FOR MORE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS.
 

 
ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
This document, which forms part of a registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC by Landcadia, constitutes a prospectus of Landcadia under Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), with respect to the shares of common stock of Landcadia to be issued to Hillman Holdco’s stockholders under the Merger Agreement. This document also constitutes a proxy statement of Landcadia under Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).
You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference into this proxy statement/prospectus. No one has been authorized to provide you with information that is different from that contained in, or incorporated by reference into, this proxy statement/prospectus. This proxy statement/prospectus is dated as of the date set forth on the cover hereof. You should not assume that the information contained in this proxy statement/prospectus is accurate as of any date other than that date. You should not assume that the information incorporated by reference into this proxy statement/prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date of such incorporated document. Neither the mailing of this proxy statement/ prospectus to Landcadia Stockholders nor the issuance by Landcadia of its common stock in connection with the Business Combination will create any implication to the contrary.
Information contained in this proxy statement/prospectus regarding Landcadia has been provided by Landcadia and information contained in this proxy statement/prospectus regarding Hillman Holdco and Hillman has been provided by Hillman Holdco.
This proxy statement/prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, or the solicitation of a proxy, in any jurisdiction to or from any person to whom it is unlawful to make any such offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction.
 

 
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This proxy statement/prospectus incorporates important business and financial information about Landcadia from other documents that are not included in or delivered with this proxy statement/prospectus. This information is available for you to review at the public reference room of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, located at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549, and through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. You can also obtain the documents incorporated by reference into this proxy statement/prospectus free of charge by requesting them in writing or by telephone from the appropriate company at the following address and telephone number:
Landcadia Holdings III, Inc.
150 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
Telephone: (713) 850-1010
Attention: Secretary
or
Morrow Sodali LLC
470 West Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
Telephone: (800) 662-5200
(banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400)
Email: [•]
To obtain timely delivery, Landcadia Stockholders must request the materials no later than five business days prior to the Special Meeting.
You also may obtain additional proxy cards and other information related to the proxy solicitation by contacting the appropriate contact listed above. You will not be charged for any of these documents that you request.
For a more detailed description of the information incorporated by reference in this proxy statement/ prospectus and how you may obtain it, see the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page 260.
 
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CERTAIN DEFINED TERMS
Unless otherwise stated or unless the context otherwise requires, the terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “Landcadia” refer to Landcadia Holdings III, Inc., and the terms “New Hillman,” “combined company” and “post-combination company” refer to Hillman Solutions Corp. and its subsidiaries following the consummation of the Business Combination.
In this document:
A&R Letter Agreement” means the amended and restated letter agreement, dated as of January 24, 2021, by and among Landcadia, the Sponsors, each member of the Landcadia Board and each member of the management team of Landcadia.
Advisory Charter Proposals” means the proposal to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis and as required by applicable SEC guidance, certain material differences between the Current Charter and the Proposed Charter.
Balance Sheet Threshold” means $50,000,000.
Business Combination” means the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, including the merger of Merger Sub with and into Hillman Holdco, pursuant to which (i) Hillman Holdco survives the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Hillman and (ii) the Hillman Holdco stockholders and holders of Hillman Holdco Options, restricted shares and Hillman Holdco RSUs exchange their Hillman Holdco common stock and Hillman Holdco Options, restricted shares and Hillman Holdco RSUs for equity interests in New Hillman, as further described herein.
Business Combination Proposal” means the proposal to adopt the Merger Agreement and approve the Business Combination.
Charter Proposal” means the proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals are approved and adopted, the Proposed Charter.
Closing” means the closing of the Business Combination.
Closing Date” means the closing date of the Business Combination.
Closing Stock Per Option Amount” means with respect to each Hillman Holdco Option, a number of shares of New Hillman common stock equal to the quotient of (a) the Adjusted Per Share Merger Value, divided by (b) $10.00.
Closing Stock Per Restricted Share Amount” means with respect to each unvested restricted share of Hillman Holdco common stock, a number of shares of New Hillman common stock equal to the quotient of (a) the Adjusted Per Share Merger Value, divided by (b) $10.00.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
condition precedent proposals” means the Business Combination Proposal, the Charter Proposal, the Stock Issuance Proposal, the Incentive Plan Proposal and the Director Election Proposal.
Current Charter” means Landcadia’s second amended and restated certificate of incorporation, a copy of which is attached as Annex B to this proxy statement/prospectus.
DGCL” means the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.
Director Election Proposal” means the proposal to elect nine directors, comprising three directors to serve as Class I directors, three directors to serve as Class II directors and three directors to serve as Class III directors, in each case to serve on New Hillman’s board of directors for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in, respectively, 2022 in the case of Class I directors, 2023 in the case of Class II directors and 2024 in the case of Class III directors, or until such director’s successor has been duly elected and qualified, or until such director’s earlier death, resignation, retirement or removal.
DTC” means The Depository Trust Company.
 
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ESPP Proposal” means the proposal to approve the Hillman Solutions Corp. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”), a copy of which is attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex G, including the authorization of the initial share reserve under the ESPP.
Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
FASB” means the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
founder shares” means the aggregate of 12,500,000 shares of Landcadia Class B common stock issued prior to Landcadia’s IPO.
GAAP” means United States generally accepted accounting principles.
Hillman” means, collectively, Hillman Holdco and The Hillman Group, Inc. together with their direct and indirect subsidiaries.
Hillman Group Entity” means each of Hillman Holdco, The Hillman Group, Inc., and each of their direct and indirect subsidiaries.
Hillman Holdco” means HMAN Group Holdings Inc.
Hillman Holdco common stock” means the common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Hillman Holdco.
Hillman Holdco Board” means the board of directors of Hillman Holdco.
Hillman Holdco Option” means each option to purchase shares of Hillman Holdco common stock.
Hillman Holdco RSU” means a Hillman Holdco restricted stock unit.
Hillman Holdco RSU Exchange Ratio” means with respect to each Hillman Holdco RSU, the quotient of (a) the Adjusted Per Share Merger Value divided by (b) $10.00.
Hillman Holdco stockholder” means each holder of Hillman Holdco common stock.
HSR Act” means the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.
Incentive Plan Proposal” means the proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals are approved and adopted, the Hillman Solutions Corp. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Incentive Equity Plan”), a copy of which is attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex F, including the authorization of the initial share reserve under the Incentive Plan.
Investment Company Act” means the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
IPO” means Landcadia’s initial public offering, consummated on October 14, 2020, through the sale of 50,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit.
JFG Sponsor” means Jefferies Financial Group Inc., a New York corporation.
JOBS Act” means the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012.
Landcadia” means Landcadia Holdings III, Inc.
Landcadia Board” and “Landcadia’s Board” mean the board of directors of Landcadia.
Landcadia Class A common stock” means the shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Landcadia.
Landcadia Class B common stock” means the shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Landcadia.
Landcadia Shares” means, collectively, the Landcadia Class A common stock and Landcadia Class B common stock.
 
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Landcadia Stockholders” means, collectively, the holders of the Landcadia Class A common stock and the holders of the Landcadia Class B common stock.
Letter Agreements” means, collectively, (i) that certain letter agreement, dated as of October 8, 2020 entered into by and among Landcadia, its Sponsors, officers and all of its directors at the time, in connection with the IPO, and (ii) that certain letter agreement, dated as of January 6, 2021, entered into by and between Landcadia and Dona Cornell.
Merger Agreement” means that Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 24, 2021, by and among Landcadia, Merger Sub, Hillman Holdco, and, solely in its capacity as the representative of the Hillman Holdco stockholders, the Stockholder Representative.
Merger Sub” means Helios Sun Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Landcadia.
Nasdaq” means The Nasdaq Capital Market.
New Hillman” means Hillman Solutions Corp., a Delaware corporation (which, prior to consummation of the business combination, was known as Landcadia Holdings III, Inc. (“Landcadia” herein)).
New Hillman Board” means the board of directors of New Hillman.
New Hillman Bylaws” means the proposed amended and restated bylaws to be adopted by Landcadia immediately prior to, and subject to, the Closing (and which at and after the Closing will operate as the amended and restated bylaws of New Hillman), a copy of which is attached as Annex D to this proxy statement/prospectus.
New Hillman common stock” means the shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of New Hillman.
New Hillman Options” means the options to acquire shares of New Hillman common stock issued on conversion of Hillman Holdco Options.
New Hillman Management” means the management of New Hillman following the consummation of the Business Combination.
New Hillman Restricted Stock” means the shares of restricted New Hillman common stock issued on conversion of unvested restricted Hillman Holdco common stock.
New Hillman RSU” means the restricted stock units in respect of New Hillman common stock issued on conversion of Hillman Holdco restricted stock units that are outstanding immediately prior to the effective time.
PIPE Investors” means certain institutional investors, including JFG Sponsor, who are party to the Subscription Agreements.
Private Placement” means the issuance of an aggregate of 37,500,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock, including 2,500,000 to be issued to JFG Sponsor, pursuant to the Subscription Agreements to the PIPE Investors immediately before the Closing, at a purchase price of $10.00 per share.
private placement warrants” means the 8,000,000 warrants issued to our Sponsors concurrently with our IPO, each of which is exercisable for one share of Landcadia Class A common stock.
Proposed Charter” means the proposed third amended and restated certificate of incorporation to be adopted by Landcadia pursuant to the Charter Proposal immediately prior to the Closing (and which at and after the Closing will operate as the third amended and restated certificate of incorporation of New Hillman), a copy of which is attached as Annex C to this proxy statement/prospectus.
public shares” means shares of Landcadia Class A common stock included in the units issued in the IPO.
public stockholders” means holders of public shares.
 
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public warrants” means the warrants included in the units issued in the IPO, each of which is exercisable for one share of Landcadia Class A common stock, in accordance with its terms.
SEC” means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Special Meeting” means the special meeting of Landcadia’s stockholders to consider matters relating to the Business Combination.
Sponsors” means JFG Sponsor and TJF Sponsor, collectively.
Stock Issuance Proposal” means the proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals are approved and adopted, for the purposes of complying with the applicable listing rules of Nasdaq, (x) the issuance of shares of New Hillman common stock pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement and (y) the issuance of the shares of Landcadia Class A common stock to the PIPE Investors in connection with the Private Placement.
Stockholder Representative” means CCMP Sellers’ Representative, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, solely in its capacity as the stockholder representative pursuant to the Merger Agreement.
Subscription Agreements” means the subscription agreements, each dated as of January 24, 2021, between Landcadia and the PIPE Investors, pursuant to which Landcadia has agreed to issue an aggregate of 37,500,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock to the PIPE Investors immediately before the Closing at a purchase price of $10.00 per share.
Surviving Company” means the surviving corporation, Hillman Holdco, resulting from the merger of Merger Sub with and into Hillman Holdco at the effective time.
Termination Date” means July 24, 2021.
TJF Sponsor” means TJF, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.
transfer agent” means Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company.
Trust Account” means the Trust Account of Landcadia that holds the proceeds from Landcadia’s IPO and the private placement of the private placement warrants.
Trust Agreement” mean that certain Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated as of October 14, 2020, between Landcadia and the Trustee.
Trustee” means Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company.
Units” means the units of Landcadia, each consisting of one share of Landcadia Class A common stock and one-third (1/3rd) of one public warrant of Landcadia.
 
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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This proxy statement/prospectus includes forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, the plans, strategies and prospects, both business and financial, of Landcadia, Hillman Holdco and Hillman. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of Landcadia, Hillman Holdco and Hillman. Although Landcadia, Hillman Holdco and Hillman believe that their respective plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, none of Landcadia, Hillman Holdco or Hillman can assure you that any of them will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Generally, statements that are not historical facts, including statements concerning possible or assumed future actions, business strategies, events or results of operations, are forward-looking statements. These statements may be preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes”, “estimates”, “expects”, “projects”, “forecasts”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “seeks”, “plans”, “scheduled”, “anticipates” or “intends” or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are based on projections prepared by, and are the responsibility of, Hillman Holdco’s and Hillman’s management. KPMG LLP (“KPMG”), Hillman Holdco’s and Hillman’s independent auditor, has not examined, compiled or otherwise applied procedures with respect to the accompanying forward-looking financial information presented herein and, accordingly, expresses no opinion or any other form of assurance on it. The KPMG report included in this proxy statement/prospectus relates to historical financial information of Hillman Holdco and Hillman. It does not extend to the forward-looking information and should not be read as if it does. Forward-looking statements contained in this proxy statement/prospectus include, but are not limited to, statements about the ability of Landcadia and Hillman Holdco and Hillman prior to the Business Combination, and New Hillman following the Business Combination, to:

meet the Closing conditions to the Business Combination, including approval by stockholders of Landcadia and the availability of at least $639 million of cash from the proceeds received from PIPE Investors and in Landcadia’s Trust Account, after giving effect to redemptions of public shares, if any, and payment of transaction expenses;

realize the benefits expected from the Business Combination;

the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement;

the ability to obtain and/or maintain the listing of New Hillman’s common stock on Nasdaq following the Business Combination;

New Hillman’s ability to raise financing in the future and to comply with restrictive covenants related to long-term indebtedness;

New Hillman’s success in retaining or recruiting, or changes required in, its officers, key employees or directors following the Business Combination;

factors relating to the business, operations and financial performance of Hillman, including:

New Hillman’s ability to effectively compete in the hardware and home improvement industries;

New Hillman’s ability to comply with laws and regulations applicable to its business; and

market conditions and global and economic factors beyond New Hillman’s control;

intense competition and competitive pressures from other companies worldwide in the industries in which the combined company will operate;

litigation and the ability to adequately protect New Hillman’s intellectual property rights; and

other factors detailed under the section entitled “Risk Factors.”
These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements in this proxy statement/prospectus are more fully described under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus. The risks described under the heading “Risk Factors” are not exhaustive. Other sections of this proxy statement/prospectus describe additional factors that could adversely affect the business, financial condition or results of operations of Landcadia and Hillman
 
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Holdco prior to the Business Combination, and New Hillman following the Business Combination. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible to predict all such risk factors, nor can Landcadia or Hillman Holdco assess the impact of all such risk factors on the business of Landcadia and Hillman Holdco prior to the Business Combination, and New Hillman following the Business Combination, or the extent to which any factor or combination of factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. You should not put undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements attributable to Landcadia or Hillman Holdco or persons acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. Landcadia and Hillman Holdco prior to the Business Combination, and New Hillman following the Business Combination, undertake no obligations to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
 
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE BUSINESS COMBINATION
AND THE SPECIAL MEETING
The following are answers to certain questions that you may have regarding the Business Combination and the Special Meeting. Landcadia urges you to read carefully the remainder of this document because the information in this section may not provide all the information that might be important to you in determining how to vote. Additional important information is also contained in the appendices to, and the documents incorporated by reference in, this proxy statement/prospectus.
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Why am I receiving this proxy statement/prospectus?
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Landcadia is proposing to consummate the Business Combination with Hillman Holdco. Landcadia, Merger Sub, Hillman Holdco and the Stockholder Representative, solely in its capacity as the representative of the Hillman Holdco stockholders, have entered into the Merger Agreement, the terms of which are described in this proxy statement/prospectus. A copy of the Merger Agreement is attached hereto as Annex A. Landcadia urges its stockholders to read the Merger Agreement in its entirety.
The Merger Agreement must be adopted by the Landcadia Stockholders in accordance with the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”) and Landcadia’s Current Charter. Landcadia is holding a Special Meeting to obtain that approval. Landcadia Stockholders will also be asked to vote on certain other matters described in this proxy statement/prospectus at the Special Meeting and to approve the adjournment of the Special Meeting, if necessary or appropriate, to solicit additional proxies in the event there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to adopt the Merger Agreement and thereby approve the Business Combination.
THE VOTE OF LANDCADIA STOCKHOLDERS IS IMPORTANT. LANDCADIA STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO SUBMIT THEIR PROXIES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER CAREFULLY REVIEWING THIS PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND CAREFULLY CONSIDERING EACH OF THE PROPOSALS BEING PRESENTED AT THE MEETING.
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Why is Landcadia proposing the Business Combination?
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Landcadia was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more operating businesses.
Hillman is a leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions, delivered with industry best customer service to over 40,000 locations. Hillman designs innovative product and merchandising solutions for complex categories that deliver an outstanding customer experience to home improvement centers, mass merchants, national and regional hardware stores, pet supply stores, and OEM & Industrial customers.
Based on its due diligence investigations of Hillman and the industries in which it operates, including the financial and other information provided by Hillman Holdco in the course of Landcadia’s due diligence investigations, the Landcadia Board believes that the Business Combination with Hillman Holdco is in the best interests of Landcadia and its stockholders and presents an opportunity to increase stockholder value. However, there can be no assurances of this.
Although Landcadia’s Board believes that the Business Combination with Hillman Holdco presents a unique business combination opportunity and is in the best interests of Landcadia and its stockholders, the board of directors did consider certain potentially material negative factors in arriving at that conclusion. See “The Business Combination Proposal — Landcadia’s Board of Directors’ Reasons for Approval of the Business Combination” for a discussion of the factors considered by Landcadia’s Board in making its decision.
 
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When and where will the Special Meeting take place?
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The Landcadia Special Meeting will be held on [•], 2021, at [•] a.m. New York City time, at [•].
In light of ongoing developments related to COVID-19, and the related protocols that governments have implemented, the Landcadia Board determined that the Special Meeting will be a virtual meeting conducted exclusively via live webcast. The Landcadia Board believes that this is the right choice for Landcadia and its stockholders at this time, as it permits stockholders to attend and participate in the Special Meeting while safeguarding the health and safety of Landcadia’s stockholders, directors and management team. You will be able to attend the Special Meeting online, vote, view the list of stockholders entitled to vote at the Special Meeting and submit your questions during the Special Meeting by visiting [•]. To participate in the virtual meeting, you will need a 12-digit control number assigned by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. The meeting webcast will begin promptly at [•] a.m., New York City time. We encourage you to access the meeting prior to the start time and you should allow ample time for the check-in procedures. Because the Special Meeting will be a completely virtual meeting, there will be no physical location for stockholders to attend.
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What matters will be considered at the Special Meeting?
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The Landcadia Stockholders will be asked to consider and vote on the following proposals:

a proposal to adopt the Merger Agreement and approve the Business Combination (the “Business Combination Proposal”);

a proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals are approved and adopted, the proposed amended and restated articles of incorporation (the “Proposed Charter”) of Landcadia (the “Charter Proposal”);

a proposal to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis and as required by applicable SEC guidance, certain material differences between the Current Charter and the Proposed Charter (the “Advisory Charter Proposals”);

to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals are approved and adopted, for the purposes of complying with the applicable listing rules of Nasdaq, (x) the issuance of shares of New Hillman common stock pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement and (y) the issuance of shares of Landcadia Class A common stock in connection with the Private Placement (the “Stock Issuance Proposal”);

to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals are approved and adopted, the Hillman Solutions Corp. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Incentive Plan Proposal”);

to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve, assuming the other condition precedent proposals are approved and adopted, the Hillman Solutions Corp. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP Proposal”);

to consider and vote upon a proposal to elect, assuming the other condition precedent proposals are approved and adopted, nine directors, comprising three directors to serve as Class I directors, three directors to serve as Class II directors and three directors to serve as Class III directors, in each case to serve on New Hillman’s board of directors for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in, respectively, 2022 in the case of Class I directors, 2023 in the case of Class II directors and 2024 in the case of Class III directors, or until such director’s successor has been duly elected and qualified, or until such director’s earlier death, resignation, retirement or removal (the “Director Election Proposal”); and

to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the adjournment of the Special Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies if, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, any of the condition precedent proposals would not be duly approved and adopted by our stockholders or we determine that one or more of the closing conditions under the Merger Agreement is not satisfied or waived (the “Adjournment Proposal”).
 
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Q:
Is my vote important?
A:
Yes. The Business Combination cannot be completed unless the Merger Agreement is adopted by the Landcadia Stockholders holding a majority of the votes cast on such proposal and the other condition precedent proposals achieve the necessary vote outlined below. Only Landcadia Stockholders as of the close of business on [•], 2021, the record date for the Special Meeting, are entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. The Landcadia Board unanimously recommends that such Landcadia Stockholders vote “FOR” the approval of the Business Combination Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the Charter Proposal, “FOR” the approval, on an advisory basis, of the Advisory Charter Proposals, “FOR” the approval of the Stock Issuance Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the Incentive Plan Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the ESPP Proposal, “FOR” the election of each of the director nominees to the board of directors and “FOR” the approval of the Adjournment Proposal.
Q:
If my shares are held in “street name” by my bank, brokerage firm or other nominee, will my bank, brokerage firm or other nominee automatically vote those shares for me?
A:
No. A “broker non-vote” occurs when a broker submits a proxy that states that the broker does not vote for some or all of the proposals because the broker has not received instructions from the beneficial owners on how to vote on the proposals and does not have discretionary authority to vote in the absence of instructions. Under the relevant rules, brokers are not permitted to vote on any of the matters to be considered at the Special Meeting. As a result, your public shares will not be voted on any matter unless you affirmatively instruct your broker, bank or nominee how to vote your shares in one of the ways indicated by your broker, bank or other nominee. You should instruct your broker to vote your shares in accordance with directions you provide.
Q:
What Landcadia Stockholder vote is required for the approval of each proposal brought before the Special Meeting? What will happen if I fail to vote or abstain from voting on each proposal?
A:
The Business Combination Proposal.   Approval of the Business Combination Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. The failure to vote, abstentions and broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of the proposal. Our Sponsors have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the Business Combination. Our Sponsors currently hold 22.4% of the outstanding Landcadia Shares. Accordingly, if all of our outstanding shares were to be voted, we would only need the additional affirmative vote of shares representing approximately 34.5% of the outstanding shares in order to approve the Business Combination. Because the Business Combination only requires a majority of the votes cast at the Special Meeting in order to be approved and because a quorum will exist at the Special Meeting if a majority of the outstanding Landcadia Shares as of the record date are present, the Business Combination could be approved by the additional affirmative vote of shares representing as little as 2.6% of the outstanding shares.
The Charter Proposal.   Approval of the Charter Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the outstanding Landcadia Shares entitled to vote thereon, voting as a single class. The failure to vote, abstentions and broker non-votes have the same effect as a vote “AGAINST” the proposal.
The Advisory Charter Proposals.   Approval of each of the Advisory Charter Proposals, each of which is a non-binding vote, requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. The failure to vote, abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
The Stock Issuance Proposal.   Approval of the Stock Issuance Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. The failure to vote, abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
 
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The Incentive Plan Proposal.   Approval of the Incentive Plan Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. The failure to vote, abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
The ESPP Proposal.   Approval of the ESPP Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by a proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. The failure to vote and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
The Director Election Proposal.   The election of directors is decided by a plurality of the votes cast by the stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual special meeting) or represented by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote on the election of directors. This means that each of the director nominees will be elected if they receive more affirmative votes than any other nominee for the same position. Stockholders may not cumulate their votes with respect to the election of directors. The failure to vote, abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
The Adjournment Proposal.   Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. The failure to vote, abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Q:
What will Hillman Holdco’s equity holders receive in connection with the Business Combination?
A:
The aggregate value of the consideration paid in respect of Hillman Holdco is approximately $939,580,000, payable as Aggregate Consideration.
At the effective time of the Business Combination, all outstanding shares of common stock of Hillman Holdco will be cancelled in exchange for the right to receive, with respect to each such share, a certain number of shares of New Hillman common stock valued at $10.00 per share equal to (A) (i) the Aggregate Consideration plus (ii) the value that would be received by Hillman Holdco upon the exercise of all outstanding Hillman Holdco options as of immediately prior to the Closing, divided by (B) (i) the total number of shares of Hillman Holdco shares common stock outstanding as of immediately prior to the Closing plus (ii) the number of shares of Hillman shares Holdco common stock underlying all then outstanding Hillman Holdco options and shares of Hillman Holdco restricted stock outstanding immediately prior to Closing. For more detailed information on the stock consideration see "The Business Combination Proposal — Consideration to Hillman Stockholders" and "The Business Combination Proposal — Sources and Uses of Funds for the Business Combination."
At the effective time of the Business Combination, the stock consideration to be issued to the then current holders of stock in Hillman Holdco will be in the form of Class A common stock of New Hillman. The common stock of New Hillman that is required to be issued as merger consideration will be valued at $10.00 per share.
At the effective time, each outstanding Hillman Holdco Option, whether vested or unvested, will be assumed by New Hillman and will be converted into a New Hillman Option with substantially the same terms and conditions as applicable to the Hillman Holdco Option immediately prior to the effective time (including expiration date, vesting conditions and exercise provisions), except that (i) each such Hillman Holdco Option shall be exercisable for that number of shares of New Hillman common stock equal to the product (rounded down to the nearest whole number) of (A) the number of shares of Hillman Holdco common stock subject to such Hillman Holdco Assumed Option immediately prior the effective time multiplied by (B) the Closing Stock Per Option Amount, (ii) the per share exercise price for each share of New Hillman common stock issuable upon exercise of the New Hillman Option shall be equal to the quotient (rounded up to the nearest whole cent) obtained by dividing (A) the exercise price per share of Hillman Holdco subject to such Hillman Holdco Option immediately prior to the effective time by (B) the Closing Stock Per Option Amount; (iii) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the
 
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compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may appropriately adjust the performance conditions applicable to certain of the New Hillman Options; and (iv) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may make such other immaterial administrative or ministerial changes to the New Hillman Options as it may determine in good faith are appropriate to effectuate the administration of the New Hillman Options and to ensure consistency with the administrative and ministerial provisions of the New Hillman Incentive Equity Plan.
At the effective time, each share of unvested restricted Hillman Holdco common stock will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive a number of shares of New Hillman Restricted Stock equal to the Closing Stock Per Restricted Share Amount with substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable to the related share of Hillman Holdco Restricted Stock immediately prior to the effective time (including with respect to vesting and termination-related provisions), except that (i) any per-share repurchase price of such New Hillman Restricted Stock shall be equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the per-share repurchase price applicable to the Hillman Holdco Restricted Stock, by (B) the Closing Stock Restricted Share Amount, rounded up to the nearest cent and (ii) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may make such other immaterial administrative or ministerial changes to the New Hillman Restricted Stock as it may determine in good faith are appropriate to effectuate the administration of the New Hillman Restricted Stock and to ensure consistency with the administrative and ministerial provisions of the New Hillman Incentive Equity Plan.
At the effective time, each Hillman Holdco restricted stock unit will be assumed by New Hillman and converted into a New Hillman RSU with substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable to such Hillman Holdco RSU immediately prior to the effective time (including with respect to vesting and termination-related provisions), except that (i) each New Hillman RSU shall represent the right to receive (subject to vesting) that number of shares of New Hillman common stock equal to the product (rounded up to the nearest whole number) of the number of shares of Hillman Holdco Common Stock underlying the Hillman Holdco RSU immediately prior to the effective time multiplied by the Hillman Holdco RSU Exchange Ratio; and (ii) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may make such other immaterial administrative or ministerial changes to the New Hillman RSUs as it may determine in good faith are appropriate to effectuate the administration of the New Hillman RSUs and to ensure consistency with the administrative and ministerial provisions of the New Hillman Incentive Equity Plan.
In addition, pursuant to the A&R Letter Agreement, Landcadia’s Sponsors will, at the Closing of the Business Combination, forfeit a total of 3,828,000 of their shares of Landcadia Class B common stock with 2,828,000 shares being forfeited by the Sponsors on a basis pro rata with their ownership of Landcadia and 1,000,000 additional shares being forfeited by the TJF Sponsor.
Q:
What equity stake will current Landcadia Stockholders and Hillman Holdco stockholders hold in New Hillman immediately after the consummation of the Business Combination?
A:
It is anticipated that, upon completion of the Business Combination, the ownership interests in New Hillman will be as set forth in the table below.
The ownership interests in New Hillman after the Business Combination, assuming none of our public shares are redeemed, has been determined based on the capitalization of each of Landcadia and Hillman Holdco as of January 24, 2021, assuming consummation of the Business Combination, which results in an assumed number of 91,304,425 shares of New Hillman common stock being issued pursuant to the Merger Agreement and an assumed aggregate number of 187,476,425 shares of New Hillman common stock issued and outstanding at the Closing.
The ownership interests in New Hillman after the Business Combination, assuming that the maximum number of 14,200,000 public shares are redeemed (with the number of redemptions being determined by assuming that the redemption price is $10.00 per share and that the maximum number of redemptions which may occur is that number that still enables the conditions to closing under the Merger Agreement to be satisfied), has been determined based on the capitalization of each of Landcadia and Hillman Holdco as of January 24, 2021, assuming consummation of the Business Combination, which results
 
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in an assumed number of 91,304,425 shares of New Hillman common stock being issued pursuant to the Merger Agreement and an assumed aggregate number of 173,276,425 shares of New Hillman common stock issued and outstanding following the Closing.
Assuming No
Redemptions of
Public Shares
Assuming
Maximum
Redemptions of
Public Shares(1)
Hillman Holdco stockholders
48.7% 52.7%
Landcadia Stockholders(2)
26.7% 20.7%
PIPE Investors(3)
18.7% 20.2%
SPAC Sponsors – JFG Sponsor(4)
3.8% 4.1%
SPAC Sponsors – TJF Sponsor
2.1% 2.3%
100% 100%
(1)
Assumes that holders of 14,200,000 public shares exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination at a redemption price of $10.00 per share.
(2)
Includes 1,500,000 public shares held by Jefferies LLC, a subsidiary of JFG Sponsor.
(3)
Excludes 2,500,000 shares purchased by JFG Sponsor in the Private Placement.
(4)
Includes 2,500,000 shares purchased by JFG Sponsor in the Private Placement and excludes 1,500,000 public shares held by Jefferies LLC.
The share numbers set forth above do not take into account (a) public warrants and private placement warrants that will remain outstanding immediately following the Business Combination and may be exercised thereafter (commencing the later of 30 days after the Closing of the Business Combination and 12 months from the closing of our initial public offering, which occurred on October 14, 2020), (b) the issuance of any shares underlying options or other equity awards of Hillman Holdco prior to the Business Combination or (c) the issuance of any shares underlying New Hillman options or other equity awards that will be held by equity holders of Hillman Holdco following completion of the Business Combination. If the actual facts are different than the assumptions set forth above, the share numbers set forth above will be different.
In addition, there are currently outstanding an aggregate of 24,666,667 warrants to acquire shares of Landcadia Class A common stock, which comprise 8,000,000 private placement warrants held by our Sponsors and 16,666,667 public warrants. Each of our outstanding whole warrants is exercisable commencing the later of 30 days following the Closing and 12 months from the closing of our initial public offering, which occurred on October 14, 2020, for one share of Class A common stock and, following the consummation of the Business Combination, will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one share of New Hillman common stock in accordance with its terms. Therefore, as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, if we assume that each outstanding whole warrant is exercised and one share of New Hillman common stock is issued as a result of such exercise, with payment to New Hillman of the exercise price of $11.50 per whole warrant for one whole share, our fully-diluted share capital would increase by a total of 24,666,667 shares, with approximately $283,666,670.50 paid to exercise the warrants.
For more information, please see the section entitled “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information.”
Q:
What happens to the funds deposited in the Trust Account after consummation of the Business Combination?
A:
A total of $500.0 million, including approximately $17,500,000 of underwriters’ deferred discount and approximately $10,000,000 of the proceeds of the sale of the private placement warrants, was placed in a Trust Account maintained by Continental, acting as trustee. As of January 22, 2021, there were investments and cash held in the Trust Account of $500,086,473.96. These funds will not be released until
 
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the earlier of Closing or the redemption of our public shares if we are unable to complete an initial Business Combination by October 14, 2022, although we may withdraw the interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account to pay franchise and income taxes.
Q:
What happens if a substantial number of the public stockholders vote in favor of the Business Combination Proposal and exercise their redemption right?
A:
Landcadia Stockholders who vote in favor of the Business Combination may also nevertheless exercise their redemption rights. Accordingly, the Business Combination may be consummated even though the funds available from the Trust Account and the number of public stockholders are reduced as a result of redemptions by public stockholders. The consummation of the Business Combination is conditioned upon, among other things, Landcadia having an aggregate cash amount of at least $639 million available at Closing from the Trust Account, after giving effect to redemptions of public shares, if any, and payment of transaction expenses, plus proceeds received from PIPE Investors (the “Minimum Proceeds Condition”) (though this condition may be waived by mutual written agreement of Landcadia and Hillman Holdco). Landcadia intends to notify Landcadia Stockholders by press release promptly if this condition is waived. In addition, with fewer public shares and public stockholders, the trading market for New Hillman common stock may be less liquid than the market for Landcadia’s Class A common stock was prior to consummation of the Business Combination and New Hillman may not be able to meet the listing standards for Nasdaq or another national securities exchange. In addition, with less funds available from the Trust Account, the working capital infusion from the Trust Account into Hillman Holdco’s business will be reduced. As a result, the proceeds will be greater in the event that no public stockholders exercise redemption rights with respect to their public shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account as opposed to the scenario in which Landcadia’s public stockholders exercise the maximum allowed redemption rights.
Q:
What amendments will be made to the Current Charter?
A:
We are asking Landcadia Stockholders to approve the Proposed Charter that will be effective upon the consummation of the Business Combination. The Proposed Charter provides for various changes that the Landcadia Board believes are necessary to address the needs of the post-Business Combination company, including, among other things: (i) the change of Landcadia’s name to “Hillman Solutions Corp.”; (ii) the increase of the total number of authorized shares of all classes of capital stock, par value of $0.0001 per share, from 401,000,000 shares, consisting of 380,000,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock, 20,000,000 shares of Landcadia Class B common stock and 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, to 501,000,000 shares, consisting of 500,000,000 shares of New Hillman common stock and 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock; (iii) changes to the required vote to amend the charter and bylaws and (iv)  the elimination of certain provisions specific to Landcadia’s status as a blank check company.
Pursuant to Delaware law and the Current Charter, Landcadia is required to submit the Charter Proposal to Landcadia’s stockholders for approval. For additional information, see the section entitled “The Charter Proposal.
Q:
What material negative factors did Landcadia’s Board consider in connection with the Business Combination?
A:
Although Landcadia’s Board believes that the acquisition of Hillman Holdco will provide Landcadia’s stockholders with an opportunity to participate in a combined company with significant growth potential, market share and a well-known brand, the board of directors did consider certain potentially material negative factors in arriving at that conclusion, such as the risk that Landcadia Stockholders would not approve the Business Combination and the risk that significant numbers of Landcadia Stockholders would exercise their redemption rights. In addition, during the course of Landcadia management’s evaluation of Hillman Holdco’s operating business and its public company potential, management conducted detailed due diligence on certain potential challenges. These factors are discussed in greater detail in the section entitled “The Business Combination Proposal — Landcadia’s Board of Directors’ Reasons for Approval of the Business Combination” as well as in the section entitled “Risk Factors — Risk Factors Relating to the Business Combination and Integration of Hillman Holdco’s Business.
 
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Q:
Do I have redemption rights?
A:
If you are a public stockholder, you have the right to request that Landcadia redeem all or a portion of your public shares for cash, provided that you follow the procedures and deadlines described elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus under the heading “The Special Meeting — Redemption Rights” public stockholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Business Combination Proposal. We sometimes refer to these rights to elect to redeem all or a portion of the public shares into a pro rata portion of the cash held in the Trust Account as “redemption rights.”
If you wish to exercise your redemption rights, please see the answer to the next question: “How do I exercise my redemption rights?
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such public stockholder or any other person with whom such public stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming its public shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the public shares. Accordingly, if a public stockholder, alone or acting in concert or as a group, seeks to redeem more than 15% of the public shares, then any such shares in excess of that 15% limit would not be redeemed for cash.
Our Sponsors, directors and members of the management team entered into the A&R Letter Agreement, pursuant to which they agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their shares in connection with the completion of the Business Combination.
Q:
How do I exercise my redemption rights?
A:
If you are a public stockholder and wish to exercise your right to redeem your public shares, you must:
(i)
(a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares through units and elect to separate your units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and
(ii)
prior to [•] p.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021, (a) submit a written request to Continental that Landcadia redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to Continental, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”).
The address of Continental is listed under the question “Whom do I call if I have questions about the Special Meeting or the Business Combination?” below.
Holders of units must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its own name, the holder must contact Continental directly and instruct them to do so.
Any public stockholder will be entitled to request that their public shares be redeemed for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes, divided by the number of then issued and outstanding public shares. For illustrative purposes, as of January 22, 2021, this would have amounted to approximately $10.00 per public share. However, the proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of our creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of our public stockholders, regardless of whether such public stockholders vote for or against the Business Combination Proposal. Therefore, the per-share distribution from the Trust Account in such a situation may be less than originally anticipated due to such claims. Your vote on any proposal other than the Business Combination Proposal will have no impact on the amount you will receive upon exercise of your redemption rights. It is anticipated that the funds to be distributed to public stockholders electing to redeem their public shares will be distributed promptly after the consummation of the Business Combination.
 
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If you are a holder of public shares, you may exercise your redemption rights by submitting your request in writing to Continental at the address listed under the question “ Whom do I call if I have questions about the Special Meeting or the Business Combination?” below.
Any request for redemption, once made by a holder of public shares, may be withdrawn at any time up to the deadline for submitting redemption requests, which is [•], 2021 (two business days prior to the date of the Special Meeting), and thereafter, with our consent, until the Closing. If you deliver your shares for redemption to Continental and later decide prior to the deadline for submitting redemption requests not to elect redemption, you may request that Landcadia instruct Continental to return the shares to you (physically or electronically). You may make such request by contacting Continental at the phone number or address listed at the end of this section.
Any corrected or changed written exercise of redemption rights must be received by Landcadia’s secretary prior to the deadline for submitting redemption requests. No request for redemption will be honored unless the holder’s stock has been delivered (either physically or electronically) to Continental prior to [•] p.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021.
If you are a holder of public shares and you exercise your redemption rights, it will not result in the loss of any Landcadia warrants that you may hold.
Q:
If I am a holder of units, can I exercise redemption rights with respect to my units?
A:
No. Holders of outstanding units must elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If you hold your units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, you must notify your broker or bank that you elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if you hold units registered in your own name, you must contact Continental, Landcadia’s transfer agent, directly and instruct them to do so. If you fail to cause your units to be separated and delivered to Continental, Landcadia’s transfer agent, prior to [•] p.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021, you will not be able to exercise your redemption rights with respect to your public shares.
Q:
What are the U.S. federal income tax consequences of exercising my redemption rights?
A:
The U.S. federal income tax consequences of exercising your redemption rights depends on the particular facts and circumstances. Please see the section entitled “Certain United States Federal Income Tax Considerations.” We urge you to consult your tax advisors regarding the tax consequences of exercising your redemption rights.
TAX MATTERS ARE COMPLICATED, AND THE TAX CONSEQUENCES OF EXERCISING YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS WILL DEPEND ON THE FACTS OF YOUR OWN SITUATION. YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR OWN TAX ADVISOR AS TO THE SPECIFIC TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THE EXERCISE OF REDEMPTION RIGHTS TO YOU IN YOUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES.
Q:
How does the Landcadia Board recommend that I vote?
A:
The Landcadia Board recommends that the Landcadia Stockholders vote “FOR” the approval of the Business Combination Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the Charter Proposal, “FOR” the approval, on an advisory basis, of the Advisory Charter Proposals, “FOR” the approval of the Stock Issuance Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the Incentive Plan Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the ESPP Proposal, “FOR” the election of each of the director nominees to the board of directors and “FOR” the approval of the Adjournment Proposal. For more information regarding how the board of directors of Landcadia recommends that Landcadia Stockholders vote, see the section entitled “The Business Combination Proposal — Landcadia’s Board of Directors’ Reasons for Approval of the Business Combination.
Q:
How do our Sponsors intend to vote their shares?
A:
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the management team entered into the A&R Letter Agreement, pursuant to which they agreed to vote their shares in favor of the Business Combination Proposal and all other proposals being presented at the Special Meeting. Our Sponsors collectively own 22.4% of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock. Accordingly, if all of our outstanding shares were to be voted, we would need the affirmative vote of approximately 34.5% of the remaining shares to approve the Business Combination.
Q:
May our Sponsors and our officers and directors purchase public shares or warrants prior to the Special Meeting?
A:
At any time prior to the Special Meeting, during a period when they are not then aware of any material nonpublic information regarding Landcadia or its securities, our Sponsors, directors, officers, advisors and/or their affiliates, Hillman Holdco and/or its affiliates and the Stockholder Representative and/or its affiliates may purchase shares and/or warrants from investors, or they may enter into transactions with such investors and others to provide them with incentives to acquire public shares or vote their public shares in favor of the Business Combination Proposal. The purpose of such share purchases and other transactions would be to increase the likelihood that (i) the proposals presented for approval at the Special Meeting are approved and/or (ii) Landcadia satisfies the Minimum Proceeds Condition. Any such stock purchases and other transactions may thereby increase the likelihood of obtaining stockholder approval of the Business Combination. This may result in the completion of our Business Combination in a way that may not otherwise have been possible. While the exact nature of any such incentives has not been determined as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, they might include, without limitation, arrangements to protect such investors or holders against potential loss in value of their shares, including the granting of put options and the transfer to such investors or holders of shares or rights owned by the Sponsors for nominal value.
Entering into any such arrangements may have a depressive effect on public shares. For example, as a result of these arrangements, an investor or holder may have the ability to effectively purchase shares at a price lower than market and may therefore be more likely to sell the shares it owns, either prior to or immediately after the Special Meeting.
If such transactions are effected, the consequence could be to cause the Business Combination to be approved in circumstances where such approval could not otherwise be obtained. Purchases of public shares by the persons described above would allow them to exert more influence over the approval of the proposals to be presented at the Special Meeting and would likely increase the chances that such proposals would be approved. As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, there have been no such discussions and no agreements to such effect have been entered into with any such investor or holder.
Q:
Who is entitled to vote at the Special Meeting?
A:
The Landcadia Board has fixed [•], 2021 as the record date for the Special Meeting. All holders of record of Landcadia Shares as of the close of business on the record date are entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting, provided that those shares remain outstanding on the date of the Special Meeting. Physical attendance at the Special Meeting is not required to vote. See the section below entitled “— How can I vote my shares without attending the Special Meeting?” for instructions on how to vote your Landcadia Shares without attending the Special Meeting.
Q:
How many votes do I have?
A:
Each Landcadia Stockholder of record is entitled to one vote for each Landcadia Share held by such holder as of the close of business on the record date. As of the close of business on the record date, there were [•] outstanding Landcadia Shares.
Q:
What constitutes a quorum for the Special Meeting?
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A quorum is the minimum number of stockholders necessary to hold a valid meeting.
A quorum will exist at the Special Meeting with respect to each matter to be considered at the Special Meeting if the holders of a majority of the outstanding Landcadia Shares as of the record date present
 
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in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting. All shares represented by proxy are counted as present for purposes of establishing a quorum.
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What is Hillman Holdco?
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HMAN Group Holdings Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, “Hillman”) are among the largest providers of hardware-related products and related merchandising services to retail markets in North America. Hillman Holdco’s principal business is operated through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Hillman Group, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, “Hillman Group”). Hillman Group sells its products to hardware stores, home centers, mass merchants, pet supply stores, and other retail outlets principally in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Product lines include thousands of small parts such as fasteners and related hardware items; threaded rod and metal shapes; keys, key duplication systems, and accessories; builder’s hardware; personal protective equipment, such as gloves and eye-wear; and identification items, such as tags and letters, numbers, and signs. Hillman Group supports product sales with services that include design and installation of merchandising systems, maintenance of appropriate in-store inventory levels, and break-fix its robotics kiosks.
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What will happen to my Landcadia Shares as a result of the Business Combination?
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If the Business Combination is completed, (i) each share of Landcadia’s Class B common stock will convert, on a one-for-one basis, into shares of Landcadia Class A common stock in accordance with the terms of the Current Charter and (ii) each then outstanding share of Landcadia Class A common stock will automatically become a share of New Hillman common stock. See the section entitled “The Business Combination Proposal — Consideration to Hillman Holdco Stockholders and Landcadia Stockholders”.
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Where will the New Hillman common stock that Landcadia Stockholders receive in the Business Combination be publicly traded?
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Assuming the Business Combination is completed, the shares of New Hillman common stock (including the New Hillman common stock issued in connection with the Business Combination) will be listed and traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “HLMN” and the public warrants will be listed and traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “HLMNW”.
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What happens if the Business Combination is not completed?
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If the Merger Agreement is not adopted by Landcadia Stockholders or if the Business Combination is not completed for any other reason by the Termination Date, then we will seek to consummate an alternative initial business combination prior to October 14, 2022. If we do not consummate an initial business combination by October 14, 2022, we will cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, redeem our public shares and liquidate the Trust Account, in which case our public stockholders may only receive approximately $10.00 per share and our warrants will expire worthless.
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How can I attend and vote my shares at the Special Meeting?
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Landcadia Shares held directly in your name as the stockholder of record of such Landcadia Shares as of the close of business on [•], 2021, the record date, may be voted electronically at the Special Meeting. If you choose to attend the Special Meeting, you will need to visit [•], and enter the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice you previously received. You may vote during the Special Meeting by following instructions available on the meeting website during the meeting. If your shares are held in “street name” by a broker, bank or other nominee and you wish to attend and vote at the Special Meeting, you will not be permitted to attend and vote electronically at the Special Meeting unless you first obtain a legal proxy issued in your name from the record owner. To request a legal proxy, please contact your broker, bank or other nominee holder of record. It is suggested you do so in a timely manner to ensure receipt of your legal proxy prior to the Special Meeting.
 
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Q:
How can I vote my shares without attending the Special Meeting?
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If you are a stockholder of record of Landcadia Shares as of the close of business on [•], 2021, the record date, you can vote by mail by following the instructions provided in the enclosed proxy card. Please note that if you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares, or otherwise follow the instructions provided by your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee.
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What is a proxy?
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A proxy is a legal designation of another person to vote the stock you own. If you are a stockholder of record of Landcadia Shares as of the close of business on the record date, and you vote by phone, by Internet or by signing, dating and returning your proxy card in the enclosed postage-paid envelope, you designate two of Landcadia’s officers as your proxies at the Special Meeting, each with full power to act without the other and with full power of substitution. These two officers are Tilman J. Fertitta and Richard H. Liem.
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What is the difference between holding shares as a stockholder of record and as a beneficial owner?
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If your Landcadia Shares are registered directly in your name with Continental you are considered the stockholder of record with respect to those shares, and access to proxy materials is being provided directly to you. If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, then you are considered the beneficial owner of those shares, which are considered to be held in street name. Access to proxy materials is being provided to you by your broker, bank or other nominee who is considered the stockholder of record with respect to those shares.
Direct holders (stockholders of record).   For Landcadia Shares held directly by you, please complete, sign, date and return each proxy card (or cast your vote by telephone or Internet as provided on each proxy card) or otherwise follow the voting instructions provided in this proxy statement/prospectus in order to ensure that all of your Landcadia Shares are voted.
Shares in “street name.”   For Landcadia Shares held in “street name” through a bank, brokerage firm or other nominee, you should follow the procedures provided by your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee to vote your shares.
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If a Landcadia Stockholder gives a proxy, how will the Landcadia Shares covered by the proxy be voted?
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If you provide a proxy by returning the applicable enclosed proxy card, the individuals named on the enclosed proxy card will vote your Landcadia Shares in the way that you indicate when providing your proxy in respect of the Landcadia Shares you hold. When completing the proxy card, you may specify whether your Landcadia Shares should be voted FOR or AGAINST, or should be abstained from voting on, all, some or none of the specific items of business to come before the Special Meeting.
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How will my Landcadia Shares be voted if I return a blank proxy?
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If you sign, date and return your proxy and do not indicate how you want your Landcadia Shares to be voted, then your Landcadia Shares will be voted “FOR” the approval of the Business Combination Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the Charter Proposal, “FOR” the approval, on an advisory basis, of the Advisory Charter Proposals, “FOR” the approval of the Stock Issuance Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the Incentive Plan Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the ESPP Proposal, “FOR” the election of each of the director nominees to the board of directors and “FOR” the approval of the Adjournment Proposal.
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Can I change my vote after I have submitted my proxy?
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Yes. If you are a stockholder of record of Landcadia Shares as of the close of business on the record date, you can change or revoke your proxy before it is voted at the meeting in one of the following ways:
 
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submit a new proxy card bearing a later date;

give written notice of your revocation to Landcadia’s Corporate Secretary, which notice must be received by Landcadia’s Corporate Secretary prior to the vote at the Special Meeting; or

vote electronically at the Special Meeting by visiting [•] and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice you previously received. Please note that your attendance at the Special Meeting will not alone serve to revoke your proxy.
If your shares are held in “street name” by your broker, bank or another nominee as of the close of business on the record date, you must follow the instructions of your broker, bank or other nominee to revoke or change your voting instructions.
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Where can I find the voting results of the Special Meeting?
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The preliminary voting results are expected to be announced at the Special Meeting. In addition, within four business days following certification of the final voting results, Landcadia will file the final voting results of its Special Meeting with the SEC in a Current Report on Form 8-K.
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Are Landcadia Stockholders able to exercise dissenters’ rights or appraisal rights with respect to the matters being voted upon at the Special Meeting?
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No. Landcadia Stockholders are not entitled to exercise dissenters’ rights or appraisal rights under Delaware law in connection with the Business Combination. Dissenters’ rights or appraisal rights are unavailable under Delaware law in connection with the Business Combination to holders of Landcadia’s Class A common stock because it is currently listed on a national securities exchange and such holders are not required to receive any consideration (other than continuing to hold their shares of Landcadia’s Class A common stock, which will become an equal number of shares of New Hillman common stock after giving effect to the Business Combination). Holders of Landcadia’s Class A common stock may vote against the Business Combination Proposal or redeem their Landcadia Shares if they are not in favor of the adoption of the Merger Agreement or the Business Combination. Dissenters’ rights or appraisal rights are unavailable under Delaware law in connection with the Business Combination to holders of Landcadia’s Class B common stock because they have agreed to vote in favor of the Business Combination.
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Are there any risks that I should consider as a Landcadia Stockholder in deciding how to vote or whether to exercise my redemption rights?
A:
Yes. You should read and carefully consider the risk factors set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” beginning on page 44. You also should read and carefully consider the risk factors of Landcadia and Hillman contained in the documents that are incorporated by reference herein.
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What happens if I sell my Landcadia Shares before the Special Meeting?
A:
The record date for Landcadia Stockholders entitled to vote at the Special Meeting is earlier than the date of the Special Meeting. If you transfer your Landcadia Shares before the record date, you will not be entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. If you transfer your Landcadia Shares after the record date but before the Special Meeting, you will, unless special arrangements are made, retain your right to vote at the Special Meeting but will transfer the right to hold New Hillman common shares to the person to whom you transfer your shares.
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What are the material U.S. federal income tax consequences of the Business Combination to me?
A:
Certain material U.S. federal income tax considerations that may be relevant to you in respect of the Business Combination are discussed in more detail in the section entitled “Certain United States Federal Income Tax Considerations.” The discussion of the U.S. federal income tax consequences contained in this proxy statement/prospectus is intended to provide only a general discussion and is not a complete analysis or description of all of the U.S. federal income tax considerations that are applicable to you
 
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in respect of the Business Combination, nor does it address any tax considerations arising under U.S. state or local or non-U.S. tax laws.
TAX MATTERS ARE COMPLICATED, AND THE TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THE BUSINESS COMBINATION WILL DEPEND ON THE FACTS OF YOUR OWN SITUATION. YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR OWN TAX ADVISOR AS TO THE SPECIFIC TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THE BUSINESS COMBINATION TO YOU IN YOUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES.
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When is the Business Combination expected to be completed?
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Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the Closing conditions described in the section entitled “The Merger Agreement — Conditions to Closing,” including the adoption of the Merger Agreement by the Landcadia Stockholders at the Special Meeting, the Business Combination is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021. However, it is possible that factors outside the control of both Landcadia and Hillman could result in the Business Combination being completed at a later time, or not being completed at all.
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Who will solicit and pay the cost of soliciting proxies?
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Landcadia has engaged a professional proxy solicitation firm, Morrow Sodali LLC (“Morrow”), to assist in soliciting proxies for the Special Meeting. Landcadia has agreed to pay Morrow a fee of $[•], plus disbursements. Landcadia will reimburse Morrow for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and will indemnify Morrow and its affiliates against certain claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses. Landcadia will also reimburse banks, brokers and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries representing beneficial owners of our common stock for their expenses in forwarding soliciting materials to beneficial owners of our common stock and in obtaining voting instructions from those owners. Landcadia’s management team may also solicit proxies by telephone, by facsimile, by mail, on the Internet or in person. They will not be paid any additional amounts for soliciting proxies.
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What are the conditions to completion of the Business Combination?
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The Closing is subject to certain conditions, including, among other things, (i) approval by Landcadia’s stockholders and Hillman Holdco’s stockholders of the Merger Agreement, the Business Combination and certain other actions related thereto, (ii) the expiration or termination of the waiting period (or any extension thereof) applicable under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”), (iii) the absence of a material adverse regulatory event with respect to Hillman, (iv) Landcadia having at least $639 million of cash at the Closing, consisting of cash held in the Trust Account after giving effect to redemptions of public shares, if any, and payment of transaction expenses, plus cash received from PIPE investors (vii) the aggregate amount of cash held by Hillman and Landcadia immediately after Closing, after giving effect to the Business Combination, will equal or exceed $50 million, (viii) the aggregate amount of net debt at New Hillman immediately following the Closing not exceeding the sum of $885 million plus an amount equal to any increased borrowings since December 26, 2020 under Hillman’s existing ABL facility up to $100 million, and (vii) the continued listing of the shares of New Hillman common stock on Nasdaq. Unless waived, if any of these conditions are not satisfied, the Business Combination may not be consummated. Furthermore, in no event will we redeem our public shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001. See the section entitled “The Business Combination Proposal”.
Q:
What should I do now?
A:
You should read this proxy statement/prospectus carefully in its entirety, including the annexes, and return your completed, signed and dated proxy card(s) by mail in the enclosed postage-paid envelope or submit your voting instructions by telephone or via the Internet as soon as possible so that your Landcadia Shares will be voted in accordance with your instructions.
Q:
What should I do if I receive more than one set of voting materials?
A:
Stockholders may receive more than one set of voting materials, including multiple copies of this proxy
 
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statement/prospectus and multiple proxy cards or voting instruction cards. For example, if you hold your shares in more than one brokerage account, you will receive a separate voting instruction card for each brokerage account in which you hold shares. If you are a holder of record and your shares are registered in more than one name, you will receive more than one proxy card. Please complete, sign, date and return each proxy card and voting instruction card that you receive in order to cast a vote with respect to all of your Landcadia Shares.
Q:
Whom do I call if I have questions about the Special Meeting or the Business Combination?
A:
If you have questions about the Special Meeting or the Business Combination, or desire additional copies of this proxy statement/prospectus or additional proxies, you may contact:
Morrow Sodali LLC
470 West Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
Tel: (800) 662-5200
Banks and brokers call collect: (203) 658-9400
E-mail: [•]
You also may obtain additional information about Landcadia from documents filed with the SEC by following the instructions in the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information.” If you are a holder of public shares and you intend to seek redemption of your shares, you will need to deliver your public shares (either physically or electronically) to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Landcadia’s transfer agent, at the address below prior to [•] p.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021. If you have questions regarding the certification of your position or delivery of your stock, please contact:
Mark Zimkind
Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company
One State Street Plaza, 30th Floor
New York, New York 10004
E-mail: mzimkind@continentalstock.com
 
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SUMMARY OF THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS
This summary highlights selected information included in this proxy statement/prospectus and does not contain all of the information that may be important to you. You should read this entire document and its annexes and the other documents to which we refer before you decide how to vote with respect to the proposals to be considered and voted on at the Special Meeting.
Information About the Parties to the Business Combination
Landcadia Holdings III, Inc.
1510 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
(713) 850-1010
Landcadia Holdings III, Inc., is a blank check company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
HMAN Group Holdings Inc.
10590 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
(513) 851-4900
HMAN Group Holdings Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, “Hillman”) are among the largest providers of hardware-related products and related merchandising services to retail markets in North America. Hillman Holdco’s principal business is operated through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Hillman Group, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Hillman Group sells its products to hardware stores, home centers, mass merchants, pet supply stores, and other retail outlets principally in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Product lines include thousands of small parts such as fasteners and related hardware items; threaded rod and metal shapes; keys, key duplication systems, and accessories; builder’s hardware; personal protective equipment, such as gloves and eye-wear; and identification items, such as tags and letters, numbers, and signs. Hillman supports product sales with services that include design and installation of merchandising systems, maintenance of appropriate in-store inventory levels, and break-fix for its robotics kiosks.
Helios Sun Merger Sub, Inc.
c/o Landcadia Holdings III, Inc.
1510 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
(713) 850-1010
Helios Sun Merger Sub, Inc. is a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Landcadia Holdings III, Inc., which was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger with Hillman.
The Business Combination and the Merger Agreement
The terms and conditions of the Business Combination are contained in the Merger Agreement, which is attached as Annex A to this proxy statement/prospectus. We encourage you to read the Merger Agreement carefully and in its entirety, as it is the legal document that governs the Business Combination.
If the Merger Agreement is approved and adopted and the Business Combination is consummated, Merger Sub will merge with and into Hillman Holdco with Hillman Holdco surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Hillman.
Structure of the Business Combination
Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will merge with and into Hillman Holdco, with Hillman Holdco surviving the Business Combination. Upon consummation of the foregoing transactions,
 
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Hillman Holdco will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Hillman (formerly Landcadia). In addition, immediately prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, New Hillman will amend and restate its charter to be the Proposed Charter as described in the section of this proxy statement/prospectus titled “Description of New Hillman Securities.
The following diagrams illustrate in simplified terms the current structure of Landcadia and Hillman and the expected structure of New Hillman (formerly Landcadia) upon the Closing.
Simplified Pre-Combination Structure
The following diagram shows the current structure of Landcadia:
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The following diagram shows the current structure of Hillman:
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Simplified Post-Combination Structure
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(1)
The percentages in the post-Business Combination Structure are based on the assumption that Landcadia Stockholders do not exercise their redemption rights prior to the Business Combination.
Merger Consideration
The aggregate value of the consideration paid in respect of Hillman Holdco is approximately $939,580,000, payable as Aggregate Consideration.
In accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of the Merger Agreement, Landcadia has agreed to pay aggregate consideration in the form of New Hillman common stock (the “Aggregate
 
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Consideration”) calculated as described below and equal to a value of approximately (i) $911,300,000 plus (ii) $28,280,000, such amount being the value of 2,828,000 shares of Class B common stock valued at $10.00 per share that our sponsors, TJF, LLC (“TJF Sponsor”) and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (“JFG Sponsor” and, together with TJF Sponsor, the “Sponsors”), have agreed to forfeit at the closing of the Business Combination (the “Closing”).
At the effective time of the Business Combination, all outstanding shares of common stock of Hillman Holdco will be cancelled in exchange for the right to receive, with respect to each such share, a certain number of shares of New Hillman common stock valued at $10.00 per share equal to (A) (i) the Aggregate Consideration plus (ii) the value that would be received by Hillman Holdco upon the exercise of all outstanding Hillman Holdco options as of immediately prior to the Closing, divided by (B) (i) the total number of shares of Hillman Holdco shares common stock outstanding as of immediately prior to the Closing plus (ii) the number of shares of Hillman shares Holdco common stock underlying all then outstanding Hillman Holdco options and shares of Hillman Holdco restricted stock outstanding immediately prior to Closing.
See also “Sources and Uses of Funds for the Business Combination” below for more information.
At the effective time of the Business Combination, the Aggregate Consideration to be issued to the then current holders of stock in Hillman Holdco will be in the form of Class A common stock of New Hillman. The Class A common stock of New Hillman that is required to be issued as merger consideration will be valued at $10.00 per share.
At the effective time, each outstanding Hillman Holdco Option, whether vested or unvested, will be assumed by New Hillman and will be converted into a New Hillman Option with substantially the same terms and conditions (including expiration date, vesting conditions and exercise provisions) as applicable to the Hillman Holdco Option immediately prior to the effective time except that (i) each such Hillman Holdco Option shall be exercisable for that number of shares of New Hillman common stock equal to the product (rounded down to the nearest whole number) of (A) the number of shares of Hillman Holdco common stock subject to such Hillman Holdco Assumed Option immediately prior the effective time multiplied by (B) the Closing Stock Per Option Amount, (ii) the per share exercise price for each share of New Hillman common stock issuable upon exercise of the New Hillman Option shall be equal to the quotient (rounded up to the nearest whole cent) obtained by dividing (A) the exercise price per share of Hillman Holdco subject to such Hillman Holdco Option immediately prior to the effective time by (B) the Closing Stock Per Option Amount; (iii) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may appropriately adjust the performance conditions applicable to certain of the New Hillman Options; and (iv) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may make such other immaterial administrative or ministerial changes to the New Hillman Options as it may determine in good faith are appropriate to effectuate the administration of the New Hillman Options and to ensure consistency with the administrative and ministerial provisions of the New Hillman Incentive Equity Plan.
At the effective time, each share of unvested restricted Hillman Holdco common stock will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive a number of shares of New Hillman Restricted Stock equal to the Closing Stock Restricted Share Amount with substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable to the related share of Hillman Holdco Restricted Stock immediately prior to the effective time (including with respect to vesting and termination-related provisions), except that (i) any per-share repurchase price of such New Hillman Restricted Stock shall be equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the per-share repurchase price applicable to the Hillman Holdco Restricted Stock, by (B) the Closing Stock Restricted Share Amount, rounded up to the nearest cent and (ii) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may make such other immaterial administrative or ministerial changes to the New Hillman Restricted Stock as it may determine in good faith are appropriate to effectuate the administration of the New Hillman Restricted Stock and to ensure consistency with the administrative and ministerial provisions of the New Hillman Incentive Equity Plan.
At the effective time, each Hillman Holdco restricted stock unit will be assumed by New Hillman and converted into a New Hillman RSU with substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable to such Hillman Holdco RSU immediately prior to the effective time (including with respect to vesting and
 
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termination-related provisions), except that (i) each New Hillman RSU shall represent the right to receive (subject to vesting) that number of shares of New Hillman common stock equal to the product (rounded up to the nearest whole number) of the number of shares of Hillman Holdco Common Stock underlying the Hillman Holdco RSU immediately prior to the effective time multiplied by the Hillman Holdco RSU Exchange Ratio; and (ii) the Hillman Holdco Board (or the compensation committee of the Hillman Holdco Board) may make such other immaterial administrative or ministerial changes to the New Hillman RSUs as it may determine in good faith are appropriate to effectuate the administration of the New Hillman RSUs and to ensure consistency with the administrative and ministerial provisions of the New Hillman Incentive Equity Plan.
In addition, pursuant to the A&R Letter Agreement, Landcadia’s Sponsors will, at the Closing of the Business Combination, forfeit a total of 3,828,000 of their shares of Landcadia Class B common stock with 2,828,000 shares being forfeited by the Sponsors on a basis pro rata with their ownership of Landcadia and 1,000,000 additional shares being forfeited by the TJF Sponsor.
The Private Placement
Landcadia entered into the Subscription Agreements with the PIPE Investors, pursuant to which, among other things, Landcadia agreed to issue and sell in private placements an aggregate of 37,500,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock to the PIPE Investors, including 2,500,000 shares of Landcadia Class A common stock to be purchased by JFG Sponsor, for $10.00 per share.
The Private Placement investment is expected to close substantially concurrently with the Closing. In connection with the Closing, all of the issued and outstanding shares of Landcadia Class A common stock, including the shares of Landcadia Class A common stock issued to the PIPE Investors, will be exchanged, on a one-for-one basis, for shares of New Hillman common stock.
Special Meeting of Landcadia Stockholders and the Proposals
The Special Meeting will convene on [•], 2021 at [•] a.m., New York City time, in virtual format. Stockholders may attend, vote and examine the list of Landcadia Stockholders entitled to vote at the Special Meeting by visiting [•] and entering the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice they previously received. The purpose of the Special Meeting is to consider and vote on the Business Combination Proposal, the Charter Proposal, the Advisory Charter Proposals, the Stock Issuance Proposal, the Incentive Plan Proposal, the ESPP Proposal, the Director Election Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal.
Approval of the condition precedent proposals is a condition to the obligations of the parties to complete the Business Combination.
Only holders of record of issued and outstanding Landcadia Shares as of the close of business on [•] 2021, the record date for the Special Meeting, are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting or any adjournment or postponement of the Special Meeting. You may cast one vote for each share of Landcadia Shares that you owned as of the close of business on that record date.
A quorum of stockholders is necessary to hold a valid meeting. A quorum will exist at the Special Meeting with respect to each matter to be considered at the Special Meeting if the holders of a majority of the outstanding Landcadia Shares as of the record date present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting. All shares represented by proxy are counted as present for purposes of establishing a quorum.
Approval of the Business Combination Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Approval of the Charter Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the outstanding Landcadia Shares, voting together as a single class. Abstentions and broker non-votes have the same effect as a vote “AGAINST” the proposal.
 
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Approval of each of the Advisory Charter Proposals, each of which is a non-binding vote, requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Approval of the Stock Issuance Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Approval of the Incentive Plan Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Approval of the ESPP Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
The election of directors is decided by a plurality of the votes cast by the stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual special meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote on the election of directors. This means that each of the director nominees will be elected if they receive more affirmative votes than any other nominee for the same position. Stockholders may not cumulate their votes with respect to the election of directors. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Recommendation of Landcadia’s Board of Directors
We were formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. We sought to do this by utilizing the networks and industry experience of our management team and our sponsors to identify, acquire and operate one or more target businesses. Our board of directors considered and evaluated several factors in evaluating and negotiating the Business Combination and the definitive merger agreements. For additional information relating to the Landcadia Board’s evaluation of the Business Combination and the factors it considered in connection therewith, please see the section entitled “The Business Combination Proposal — Landcadia’s Board of Directors’ Reasons for the Approval of the Business Combination.”
Regulatory Approvals
The Business Combination is subject to the expiration or termination of the waiting period (or any extension thereof) applicable under the HSR Act. A post-Closing notification pursuant to Section 12 of the Investment Canada Act (Canada) will be made promptly following Closing.
Conditions to the Completion of the Business Combination
The Business Combination is subject to customary Closing conditions, including (i) the expiration or termination of the waiting period (or any extension thereof) applicable under the HSR Act, (ii) Landcadia shall not have redeemed shares of its Class A common stock in an amount that would cause Landcadia to have less than $5,000,001 of net tangible assets, (iii) the required stockholder approval of stockholders of Landcadia shall have been obtained for the Business Combination, (iv) the required stockholder approval of stockholders of Hillman Holdco shall have been obtained for the Business Combination, (v) the Class A Common stock to be issued in connection with the Business Combination shall have been approved for listing on Nasdaq, (vi) satisfaction of the Minimum Proceeds Condition, (vii) the aggregate amount of cash held
 
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by Hillman and Landcadia immediately after Closing, after giving effect to the Business Combination, will equal or exceed $50 million, (viii) the aggregate amount of net debt at New Hillman immediately following the Closing not exceeding the sum of $885 million plus an amount equal to any increased borrowings since December 26, 2020 under Hillman’s existing ABL facility up to $100 million. The obligations of Hillman Holdco to complete the Business Combination are further conditioned on, in addition to customary Closing conditions, the current certificate of incorporation of Landcadia shall have been amended and restated in the form contemplated by the Charter Proposal. Unless waived, if any of these conditions are not satisfied, the Business Combination may not be consummated.
Termination
Mutual Termination Rights
The Merger Agreement may be terminated prior to the Closing:

by written consent of Landcadia and the Stockholder Representative;

by either Landcadia or the Stockholder Representative if the condition requiring Landcadia to have $5,000,001 of net tangible assets becomes incapable of being satisfied;

by either Landcadia or the Stockholder Representative if the approval of Landcadia’s stockholders has not been obtained by reason of the failure to obtain the required vote at the Landcadia Special Meeting or at any adjournment of postponement thereof; or

by either Landcadia or the Stockholder Representative if the consummation of the Business Combination is permanently enjoined or prohibited by the terms of a final, non-appealable governmental order or a statute, rule or regulation.
Termination Rights of the Stockholder Representative
The Merger Agreement may be terminated prior to the Closing, by the Stockholder Representative if:
(i)
there is any breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement on the part of Landcadia or Merger Sub set forth in the Merger Agreement such that the conditions described in the first two bullet points under the heading “— Conditions to Closing; Additional Conditions to the Obligations of Hillman Holdco” set forth below would not be satisfied at the Closing (a “terminating Landcadia breach”), except that, if any such terminating Landcadia breach is curable by Landcadia or Merger Sub, then, for a period of up to 30 days (or any shorter period of the time that remains between the date the Stockholder Representative provides written notice of such breach and the Termination Date) after receipt by Landcadia of notice from the Stockholder Representative of such breach (the “Landcadia cure period”), such termination shall not be effective, and such termination shall become effective only if the terminating Landcadia breach is not cured within the Landcadia cure period, provided that the right to terminate the Merger Agreement pursuant to this provision shall not be available if the Stockholder Representative has materially breached the Merger Agreement and such breach has not been cured; or
(ii)
the Closing has not occurred on or before the Termination Date, provided that the right to terminate the Merger Agreement pursuant to this provision shall not be available if the Stockholder Representative’s action or failure to act has been a principal cause of or resulted in the failure of the Transactions to occur on or before such date and such action or failure to act constitutes a breach of the Merger Agreement.
Termination Rights of Landcadia
The Merger Agreement may be terminated prior to the Closing, by Landcadia if:
(i)
there is any breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement on the part of Hillman Holdco or the Stockholder Representative set forth in the Merger Agreement, such that the conditions described in the first two bullet points under the heading “— Conditions to Closing; Additional Conditions to the Obligations of Landcadia” set forth below would not be satisfied at the
 
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Closing (a “terminating Hillman Holdco breach”), except that, if such terminating Hillman Holdco breach is curable by Hillman Holdco or the Stockholder Representative, then, for a period of up to 30 days (or any shorter period of the time that remains between the date Landcadia provides written notice of such breach and the Termination Date) after receipt by the Stockholder Representative of notice from Landcadia of such breach (the “Hillman Holdco cure period”), such termination shall not be effective, and such termination shall become effective only if the terminating Hillman Holdco breach is not cured within the Hillman Holdco cure period, provided, that the right to terminate the Merger Agreement pursuant to this provision shall not be available if Landcadia has materially breached the Merger Agreement and such breach has not been cured;
(ii)
the Closing has not occurred on or before the Termination Date, provided, that the right to terminate the Merger Agreement pursuant to this provision shall not be available if Landcadia’s action or failure to act has been a principal cause of or resulted in the failure of the Transactions to occur on or before such date and such action or failure to act constitutes a breach of the Merger Agreement;
(iii)
the Hillman Holdco Stockholder Approval has not been obtained within two business days after the registration statement on Form S-4 of which this prospectus/proxy statement is a part has been declared effective by the SEC and delivered or otherwise made available to the holders of Landcadia’s common stock; or
(iv)
Hillman does not deliver to Landcadia a Company Voting and Support Agreement executed by certain affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LP and of Oak Hill Capital Partners III, L.P., respectively, within one business day of the signing of the Merger Agreement.
Redemption Rights
Pursuant to the Current Charter, a public stockholder may request that Landcadia redeem all or a portion of their public shares for cash if the Business Combination is consummated. You will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:

(a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares through units and you elect to separate your units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and

prior to [•] p.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021, (a) submit a written request, including the legal name, phone number and address of the beneficial owner of the shares for which redemption is requested, to the transfer agent that Landcadia redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through DTC.
As noted above, holders of units must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. Holders may instruct their broker to do so, or if a holder holds units registered in its own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct them to do so. Public stockholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Business Combination Proposal. If the Business Combination is not consummated, the public shares will not be redeemed for cash. If a public stockholder properly exercises its right to redeem its public shares and timely delivers its public shares to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Landcadia’s transfer agent, Landcadia will redeem such public shares upon the Closing for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes, divided by the number of then issued and outstanding public shares. If a public stockholder exercises its redemption rights, then it will be exchanging its redeemed public shares for cash and will no longer own such shares. See the section entitled “The Special Meeting — Redemption Rights” for a detailed description of the procedures to be followed if you wish to redeem your public shares for cash.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a holder of public shares, together with any affiliate of such public shareholder or any other person with whom such public shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” ​(as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming its public shares with
 
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respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the public shares. Accordingly, if a public shareholder, alone or acting in concert or as a group, seeks to redeem more than 15% of the public shares, then any such shares in excess of that 15% limit would not be redeemed for cash.
Holders of our warrants will not have redemption rights with respect to the warrants.
No Delaware Appraisal Rights
Appraisal rights are statutory rights under the DGCL that enable stockholders who object to certain extraordinary transactions to demand that the corporation pay such stockholders the fair value of their shares instead of receiving the consideration offered to stockholders in connection with the extraordinary transaction. However, appraisal rights are not available in all circumstances. Appraisal rights are not available to Landcadia Stockholders or warrant holders in connection with the Business Combination.
Proxy Solicitation
Proxies may be solicited by mail, telephone or in person. Landcadia has engaged Morrow to assist in the solicitation of proxies. If a stockholder grants a proxy, it may still vote its shares at the Special Meeting if it revokes its proxy before the Special Meeting. A stockholder also may change its vote by submitting a later- dated proxy as described in the section entitled “The Special Meeting — Revoking Your Proxy”.
Interests of Landcadia’s Directors and Officers in the Business Combination
When you consider the recommendation of the Landcadia Board in favor of approval of the Business Combination Proposal, you should keep in mind that the Sponsors and Landcadia’s directors and officers, have interests in such proposal that are different from, or in addition to those of Landcadia Stockholders and warrant holders generally. Landcadia’s Board was aware of and considered these interests, among other matters, in evaluating and negotiating the transaction and transaction agreements and in recommending to our stockholders that they vote in favor of the proposals presented at the Special Meeting, including the Business Combination Proposal. Stockholders should take these interests into account in deciding whether to approve the proposals presented at the Special Meeting, including the Business Combination Proposal. For additional information, please see the section entitled “The Business Combination Proposal — Interests of Landcadia’s Directors and Officers in the Business Combination.”
Stock Exchange Listing
Landcadia’s units, Class A common stock and public warrants are publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbols “LCYAU”, “LCY” and “LCYAW”, respectively. Landcadia intends to apply to list the New Hillman common stock and public warrants on Nasdaq under the symbols “HLMN” and “HLMNW”, respectively, upon the Closing of the Business Combination. New Hillman will not have units traded following the Closing of the Business Combination.
Sources and Uses of Funds for the Business Combination
The following table summarizes the sources and uses for funding the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement. Where actual amounts are not known or knowable, the figures below represent Hillman’s good faith estimate of such amounts assuming a Closing as of January 24, 2021.
 
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(in millions)
Assuming No
Redemption
Assuming
Maximum
Redemption
Sources
Issuance of Shares
$ 939.5 $ 939.5
PIPE Investment
375 375
Cash Held in Trust
500 358
New Debt(1)
835 933
Cash on Balance Sheet(1)
21.5 21.5
Total Sources
$ 2,671 $ 2,627
Uses
Stock to Current Stockholders
$ 939.5 $ 939.5
Paydown of Existing Debt(1)
1,544.5 1,544.5
Fees & Expenses
91 93
Cash to Balance Sheet(1)
96 50
Total Uses
$ 2,671 $ 2,627
(1)
Based on Hillman balance sheet as of December 26, 2020.
Accounting Treatment
The Business Combination will be accounted for as a reverse recapitalization in accordance with GAAP. Under this method of accounting, Landcadia will be treated as the “acquired” company for accounting purposes and the business combination will be treated as the equivalent of Hillman Holdco issuing stock for the net assets of Landcadia, accompanied by a recapitalization. The net assets of Hillman Holdco will be stated at historical cost, with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded.
Hillman Holdco has been determined to be the accounting acquirer based on evaluation of the following facts and circumstances:

Hillman Holdco’s existing stockholders will have the greatest voting interest in the combined entity under the no and maximum redemption scenarios with 48.7% and 52.7% of the voting interest in each scenario, respectively;

The largest individual minority stockholder of the combined entity is an existing stockholder of Hillman Holdco;

Hillman Holdco’s directors will represent the majority of the new board of directors of New Hillman;

Hillman Holdco’s senior management will be the senior management of New Hillman; and

Hillman Holdco, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, is the larger entity based on historical revenue and has the larger employee base.
The preponderance of evidence as described above is indicative that Hillman Holdco is the accounting acquirer in the Business Combination.
Comparison of Stockholders’ Rights
Following the consummation of the Business Combination, the rights of Landcadia Stockholders who become New Hillman stockholders in the Business Combination will no longer be governed by the Current Charter and Landcadia’s bylaws and instead will be governed by the Toppan to insert Proposed Charter and the New Hillman Bylaws. See the section entitled “Comparison of Stockholders’ Rights” for further details.
 
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Summary of Risk Factors
In evaluating the proposals to be presented at the Special Meeting, a Landcadia Stockholder should carefully read this proxy statement/prospectus and especially consider the factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors.
Some of the risks related Hillman’s business and industry are summarized below. References in the summary below to “we”, “us”, “our” and “the Company” generally refer to Hillman in the present tense or New Hillman from and after the Business Combination.

Unfavorable economic conditions may adversely affect our business, results of operations, financial condition, and cash flows.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a material impact on our business and could have a further material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We operate in a highly competitive industry, which may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

To compete successfully, we must develop and commercialize a continuing stream of innovative new products that create consumer demand.

Our business may be adversely affected by seasonality.

Because our business is working capital intensive, we rely on our ability to manage our product purchasing and customer credit policies.

We are subject to inventory management risks; insufficient inventory may result in lost sales opportunities or delayed revenue, while excess inventory may harm our gross margins.

We have substantial fixed costs and, as a result, our operating income is sensitive to changes in our net sales.

Large customer concentration and the inability to penetrate new channels of distribution could adversely affect our business.

Successful sales and marketing efforts depend on our ability to recruit and retain qualified employees.

We are exposed to adverse changes in currency exchange rates.

Our results of operations could be negatively impacted by inflation or deflation in the cost of raw materials, freight, and energy.

We are subject to the risks of doing business internationally.

Our business is subject to risks associated with sourcing product from overseas.

Acquisitions have formed a significant part of our growth strategy in the past and may continue to do so. If we are unable to identify suitable acquisition candidates, successfully integrate an acquired business, or obtain financing needed to complete an acquisition, our growth strategy may not succeed.

If we were required to write down all or part of our goodwill or indefinite-lived trade names, our results of operations could be materially adversely affected.

Our success is highly dependent on information and technology systems.

Unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential customer, employee, supplier, or Company information, whether through a breach of our computer systems, including cyber-attacks or otherwise, could severely harm our business.

Failure to adequately protect intellectual property could adversely affect our business.

Our success depends in part on our ability to operate without infringing or misappropriating the proprietary rights of others, and if we are unable to do so we may be liable for damages.

Recent changes in United States patent laws may limit our ability to obtain, defend, and or enforce our patents.
 
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Regulations related to conflict minerals could adversely impact our business.

Future changes in financial accounting standards may significantly change our reported results of operations.

Future tax law changes and tax audits may materially increase our prospective income tax expense.

We are subject to legal proceedings and legal compliance risks.

Increases in the cost of employee health benefits could impact our financial results and cash flows.

If we become subject to material liabilities under our self-insured programs, our financial results may be adversely affected.

We occupy most of our locations under long-term non-cancelable leases. We may be unable to renew leases on favorable terms or at all. Also, if we close a location, we may remain obligated under the applicable lease.

Upon consummation of the Business Combination, we will have significant indebtedness that could affect operations and financial condition and prevent us from fulfilling our obligations under our indebtedness.

We are subject to fluctuations in interest rates.

Restrictions imposed by our new senior secured credit facilities and our other outstanding indebtedness, may limit our ability to operate our business and to finance our future operations or capital needs or to engage in other business activities.

We may not be able to generate sufficient cash to service all of our indebtedness and may be forced to take other actions to satisfy our obligations under our indebtedness, which may not be successful.

Our ability to repay our debt is affected by the cash flow generated by our subsidiaries.

Volatility and weakness in bank and capital markets may adversely affect credit availability and related financing costs for us.
Emerging Growth Company
Landcadia is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Section 102(b)(1) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”). Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a registration statement under the Securities Act declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such an election to opt out is irrevocable. Landcadia has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, Landcadia, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of Landcadia’s financial statements with those of another public company that is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company that has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.
Landcadia will remain an emerging growth company until the earlier of: (1) the last day of the fiscal year (a) following the fifth anniversary of the closing of Landcadia’s initial public offering, (b) in which we have total annual gross revenue of at least $1.07 billion, or (c) in which we are deemed to be a large accelerated filer, which means the market value of our common equity that is held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the end of the prior fiscal year’s second fiscal quarter; and (2) the date on which we have issued more than $1.00 billion in non-convertible debt securities during the prior three-year period. References herein to “emerging growth company” have the meaning associated with it in the JOBS Act.
Upon consummation of the Business Combination, Landcadia will cease to be an “emerging growth company.”
 
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SUMMARY HISTORICAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF LANDCADIA
Landcadia is providing the following summary historical financial data to assist you in your analysis of the financial aspects of the Business Combination.
Landcadia’s statement of operations data for the year ended December 31, 2019 and the period from March 13, 2018 (Inception) to December 31, 2018 and balance sheet data as of December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 is derived from Landcadia’s audited condensed financial statements included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus.
Landcadia’s statement of operations data for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 and balance sheet data as of September 30, 2020 is derived from Landcadia’s unaudited condensed financial statements included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus.
This information is only a summary and should be read in conjunction with Landcadia’s financial statements and related notes and “Landcadia’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus. The historical results included below and elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus are not indicative of the future performance of Landcadia.
Nine Months Ended September 30
Year Ended
December 31,
2019
For the Period
from March 13,
2018 (Inception)
to December 31,
2018
Statement of Operations Data
2020
Unaudited
2019
Unaudited
Expenses
Net income
$ $ $ $
Total comprehensive income
$ $ $ $
Basic and diluted earnings per share
Net Income per share
$ $ $ $
Basic and diluted weighted average number of shares
6,937,041 6,037,500 6,037,500 6,037,500
September 30
2020
December 31
Balance Sheet Data
2019
2018
Total assets
$ 377,200
Total liabilities
$ 377,200
Total stockholders’ equity and Class A common stock subject to possible redemptions
 
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SUMMARY HISTORICAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF HILLMAN HOLDCO
Hillman Holdco is providing the following summary historical financial information to assist you in your analysis of the financial aspects of the Business Combination.
Hillman Holdco’s balance sheet data as of September 26, 2020 and statement of operations data for the thirty-nine weeks ended September 26, 2020 and September 28, 2019, are derived from Hillman Holdco’s unaudited financial statements included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus. Hillman Holdco’s balance sheet data and statement of operations data as of and for the years ended December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018 are derived from Hillman Holdco’s audited financial statements included in this proxy statement/prospectus.
The information should be read in conjunction with Hillman Holdco’s financial statements and related notes and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of Hillman Holdco” contained elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus. Hillman Holdco’s historical results are not necessarily indicative of future results, and the results for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for a fiscal year.
Thirty-Nine
Weeks Ended
September 26,
2020
Unaudited
Thirty Nine
Weeks Ended
September 28,
2019
Unaudited
Year Ended
December 28,
2019
Year Ended
December 29,
2018
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Statement of Operations Data:
Net sales
$ 1,041,226 $ 929,564 $ 1,214,362 $ 974,175
Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below)
590,294 523,816 693,881 537,885
Selling, general and administrative expenses
292,056 288,047 382,131 320,543
Depreciation
50,673 48,740 65,658 46,060
Amortization
44,596 44,114 58,910 44,572
Management fees to related party
451 396 562 546
Other (income) expense
(2,120) 5,687 5,525 (2,874)
Income from operations
65,276 18,764 7,695 27,443
Interest expense, net
67,746 77,509 101,613 70,545
Interest expense on junior subordinated
debentures
9,555 9,456 12,608 12,608
(Gain) loss on mark-to-market adjustment of interest rate swap
1,169 3,217 (378) (378)
Investment income on trust common securities
(283) (284) 2,608 607
Refinancing costs
11,632
Income (loss) before income taxes
(12,911) (71,134) (108,756) (67,571)
Income tax (benefit) expense
(9,593) (1,844) (5,370) 2,070
Net income (loss)
$ (3,318) $ (69,290) $ (103,386) $ (69,641)
Net income (loss) from above
$ (3,318) $ (69,290) $ (103,386) $ (69,641)
 
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Thirty-Nine
Weeks Ended
September 26,
2020
Unaudited
Thirty Nine
Weeks Ended
September 28,
2019
Unaudited
Year Ended
December 28,
2019
Year Ended
December 29,
2018
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustments
(4,500) 3,621 5,550 (11,053)
Total other comprehensive income (loss)
(4,500) 3,621 5,550 (11,053)
Comprehensive income (loss)
$ (7,818) $ (65,669) $ (97,836) $ (80,694)
September 26,
2020
December 28,
2019
December 29,
2018
(in thousands)
Balance Sheet Data:
Total assets
$ 2,474,681 $ 2,441,210 $ 2,431,470
Total current liabilities
280,215 208,868 198,018
Total liabilities
2,133,579 2,096,108 1,992,363
Working capital
263,212 231,803 280,023
Total stockholder’s equity
341,102 345,102 439,107
Thirty-Nine
Weeks Ended
September 26,
2020
Thirty Nine
Weeks Ended
September 28,
2019
Year Ended
December 28,
2019
Year Ended
December 29,
2018
(in thousands)
Statement of Cash Flows Data:
Net cash provided by Operating activities
$ 67,588 $ 34,867 $ 52,359 $ 7,547
Net cash used in Investing activities
(29,982) (37,303) (53,488) (572,610)
Net cash (used in) provided by Financing activities
(24,580) (12,890) (7,053) 581,927
 
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SUMMARY UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The following summary unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial data (the “summary pro forma data”) gives effect to the Business Combination and related transactions described in the section entitled “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information”. The Business Combination will be accounted for as a reverse recapitalization, with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded, in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Under this method of accounting, Landcadia will be treated as the “acquired” company for financial reporting purposes. Accordingly, for accounting purposes, the Business Combination will be treated as the equivalent of Hillman Holdco issuing stock for the net assets of Landcadia, accompanied by a recapitalization. The net assets of Landcadia will be stated at historical cost, with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded. The summary unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet data as of September 30, 2020 gives pro forma effect to the Business Combination and related transactions as if they had occurred on September 30, 2020. The summary unaudited pro forma condensed combined statement of operations data for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and the year ended December 31, 2019 give pro forma effect to the Business Combination and related transactions as if they had been consummated on January 1, 2019.
The summary pro forma data have been derived from, and should be read in conjunction with, the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information of the combined company appearing elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus and the accompanying notes. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information is based upon, and should be read in conjunction with, the historical financial statements of Landcadia and related notes and the historical financial statements of Hillman Holdco and related notes included in this proxy statement/prospectus. The summary pro forma data have been presented for informational purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of what the combined company’s financial position or results of operations actually would have been had the Business Combination and related transactions been completed as of the dates indicated. In addition, the summary pro forma data do not purport to project the future financial position or operating results of the combined company.
The following table presents summary pro forma data after giving effect to the Business Combination and related transactions, assuming two redemption scenarios as follows:

Assuming No Redemption — this scenario assumes that no shares of Landcadia Class A common stock are redeemed; and

Assuming Maximum Redemption — this scenario assumes that 14.2 million shares of Landcadia Class A common stock are redeemed upon the Closing for a total redemption price of $142 million, with the number of redemptions being determined by assuming that the redemption price is $10.00 per share and that the maximum number of redemptions that may occur is that number that still enables the conditions to closing under the Merger Agreement to be satisfied.
 
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If the actual facts are different than these assumptions, then the amounts and shares outstanding in the summary unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information will be different.
Pro Forma
Combined
(Assuming No
Redemptions)
Pro Forma
Combined
(Assuming
Maximum
Redemptions)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Summary Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined
Statement of Operations Data for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020
Net sales
$ 1,041,226 $ 1,041,226
Net income per share attributable to common stockholders – 
basic
$ 0.10 $ 0.09
Net income per share attributable to common stockholders – 
diluted
$ 0.10 $ 0.09
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic
187,476,425 173,276,425
Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted
187,476,425 173,276,425
Statement of Operations Data for the Year Ended December 31, 2019
Net sales
$ 1,214,362 $ 1,214,362
Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders – basic
$ (0.39) $ (0.45)
Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders – diluted
$ (0.39) $ (0.45)
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic
187,476,425 173,276,425
Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted
187,476,425 173,276,425
Selected Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Balance Sheet Data as of September 30, 2020
Total assets
$ 2,549,671 $ 2,503,622
Total liabilities
$ 1,424,469 $ 1,522,102
Total stockholders’ equity
$ 1,125,202 $ 981,520
 
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COMPARATIVE HISTORICAL AND UNAUDITED PRO FORMA COMBINED PER SHARE
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The following table sets forth selected historical comparative share information for Landcadia and Hillman Holdco and unaudited pro forma condensed combined per share information of the combined company after giving effect to the Business Combination and related transactions, assuming two redemption scenarios as follows:

Assuming No Redemption — this scenario assumes that no shares of Landcadia Class A common stock are redeemed; and

Assuming Maximum Redemption — this scenario assumes that 14.2 million shares of Landcadia Class A common stock are redeemed upon the Closing for a total redemption price of $142 million, with the number of redemptions being determined by assuming that the redemption price is $10.00 per share and that the maximum number of redemptions that may occur is that number that still enables the conditions to closing under the Merger Agreement to be satisfied.
The pro forma stockholders’ equity information reflects the Business Combination and related transactions as if they had occurred on September 30, 2020. The weighted average shares outstanding and net loss per share information give pro forma effect to the Business Combination and related transactions as if they had occurred on December 31, 2019, and September 30, 2020, respectively.
This information is only a summary and should be read together with the selected historical financial information included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus, and the historical financial statements of Landcadia and Hillman Holdco and related notes that are included elsewhere in this proxy statement/ prospectus. The unaudited pro forma combined per share information of Landcadia and Hillman Holdco is derived from, and should be read in conjunction with, the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus.
The unaudited pro forma combined earnings per share information below does not purport to represent the earnings per share which would have occurred had the companies been combined during the periods presented, nor earnings per share for any future date or period. The unaudited pro forma combined book value per share information below does not purport to represent what the value of Landcadia and Hillman Holdco would have been had the companies been combined during the periods presented.
 
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Combined Pro Forma
Hillman Holdco
(Historical)
Landcadia
(Historical)
(Assuming No
Redemption)
(Assuming
Maximum
Redemption)
As of and for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Stockholders’ equity
$ 341,102 $ $ 1,125,202 $ 981,520
Weighted average common shares outstanding
– basic and diluted
6,937,041 187,476,425 173,276,425
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders – basic and diluted
$ $ 0.10 $ 0.09
Stockholders’ equity per share – basic and diluted
$ $ 6.00 $ 5.66
As of and for the Year Ended December 31, 2019
Weighted average common shares outstanding
– basic and diluted
6,037,500 187,476,425 173,276,425
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders – basic and diluted
$ $ (0.39) $ (0.45)
 
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MARKET PRICE, TICKER SYMBOL AND DIVIDEND INFORMATION
Landcadia
Market Price and Ticker Symbol
Landcadia’s units, Class A common stock and public warrants are currently listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “LCYAU,” “LCY,” and “LCYAW,” respectively.
The closing price of Landcadia’s units, Class A common stock and public warrants on January 22, 2021, the last trading day before announcement of the execution of the Merger Agreement, was $11.13, $10.52 and $2.08, respectively. As of [•], 2021, the record date for the Special Meeting, the closing price for each unit, share of Class A common stock and public warrant was $[•], $[•] and $[•], respectively.
Holders
As of February 2, 2021, there was one holder of record of our units, one holder of record of Landcadia Class A common stock, two holders of record of Landcadia Class B common stock and three holders of record of our warrants. The number of holders of record does not include a substantially greater number of “street name” holders or beneficial holders whose units, Landcadia Class A common stock and warrants are held of record by banks, brokers and other financial institutions.
Dividend Policy
Landcadia has not paid any cash dividends on Landcadia common stock to date and does not intend to pay any cash dividends prior to the completion of the Business Combination. The payment of cash dividends in the future will be dependent upon New Hillman’s revenue and earnings, if any, capital requirements and general financial condition subsequent to completion of the Business Combination. The payment of any cash dividends subsequent to the Business Combination will be within the discretion of New Hillman’s board of directors at such time.
Hillman
There is no public market for the shares of Hillman Holdco’s common stock.
 
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RISK FACTORS
Risks Related to Hillman’s Business and Indebtedness
Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this subsection “— Risks Related to Hillman’s Business and Industry” to “we”, “us”, “our”, and “the Company” generally refer to Hillman in the present tense or New Hillman from and after the Business Combination.
You should carefully consider the following risks. However, the risks set forth below are not the only risks that we face, and we face other risks which have not yet been identified or which are not yet otherwise predictable. If any of the following risks occur or are otherwise realized, our business, financial condition, and results of operations could be materially adversely affected. You should carefully consider the risks described below and all other information in this filing, including our Consolidated Financial Statements and the related Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements and schedules thereto.
Risks Related to Hillman’s Business
Supply and demand for our products is influenced by general economic conditions and trends in spending on repair and remodel home projects, new home construction, and personal protective equipment. Adverse trends in, among other things, the general health of the economy, consumer confidence, interest rates, repair and remodel home projects, new home construction activity, commercial construction activity and the use of personal protective equipment could adversely affect our business.
Demand for our products is impacted by general economic conditions in North American and other international markets including, without limitation, inflation, recession, instability in financial or credit markets, the level of consumer debt, interest rates, discretionary spending and the ability of our customers to obtain credit. We are particularly impacted by spending trends in existing home sales, new home construction activity, home repair and remodel activity, commercial construction and demand for personal protective equipment including masks and cleaning supplies. While we believe consumer preferences have increased spending on the home and personal protective equipment, the level of spending could decrease in the future. Our customers, suppliers, and other parties with whom we do business are also impacted by the foregoing conditions and adverse changes may result in financial difficulties leading to restructurings, bankruptcies, liquidations, and other unfavorable events for our customers, suppliers, and other service providers. Adverse trends in any of the foregoing factors could reduce our sales, adversely impact the mix of our sales or increase our costs which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
The COVID-19 pandemic could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
In December 2019, a strain of coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, was reported to have surfaced in Wuhan, China. Since that time, the widespread and sustained transmission of the virus has reached global pandemic status. In response to the pandemic, many national and international health agencies have recommended, and many countries and state, provincial and local governments have implemented, various measures, including travel bans and restrictions, limitations on public and private gatherings, business closures or operating restrictions, social distancing, and shelter-in-place orders.
Given the ongoing and dynamic nature of the COVID-19 virus and the worldwide response related thereto, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our business. Although the reported cases of COVID-19 have decreased in certain regions of the world, they have continued to increase in others, particularly following the 2020 holiday season, including the United States and other regions in which we operate, and it is uncertain when the pandemic or its effects will subside.
We could experience future reductions in demand for our products depending on the future course of the pandemic and related actions taken to curb its spread.
The increased demand for imported goods driven by a shift in consumer spending has also stressed the global supply chain from factory production capacity to transportation availability. The impact of a
 
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continued COVID-19 outbreak or sustained measures taken to limit or contain the outbreak could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. Our suppliers could fail to deliver product in a timely manner as a result of disruption to the global supply chain due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If such failures occur, we may be unable to provide products when requested by our customers. Our business could be substantially disrupted if we were required to, or chose to, replace the products from one or more major suppliers with products or services from another source, especially if the replacement became necessary on short notice. Any such disruption could increase our costs, decrease our operating efficiencies and have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
Demand for our personal protective products could exceed global supply capacity thereby causing increased costs and limited availability.
The extent to which the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impacts us will depend on numerous evolving factors and future developments that we are not able to predict, including:

the duration of the pandemic, including the ability of governments and health care providers to timely distribute available vaccines and the efficacy of such vaccines;

governmental, business and other actions (which could include limitations on our operations or mandates to provide products or services) taken to limit the reach of the virus and the impact of the pandemic;

the impact on our supply chain;

the impact on our contracts with customers and suppliers, including potential disputes over whether COVID-19 constitutes a force majeure event;

the impact of the pandemic on worldwide economic activity;

the health of and the effect on our workforce and our ability to meet the staffing needs of our critical functions, particularly if members of our work force are infected with COVID-19, quarantined as a result of exposure to COVID-19 or unable to work remotely in areas subject to shelter-in-place orders;

the health and effect on our distribution network staff, if we need to close any of our facilities or a critical number of our employees become too ill to work;

any impairment in value of our tangible or intangible assets that could be recorded as a result of a weaker economic conditions; and

the potential effects on our internal controls including those over financial reporting as a result of changes in working environments such as shelter-in-place and similar orders that are applicable to our team members and business partners, among others.
We operate in a highly competitive industry, which may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
The retail industry is highly competitive, with the principal methods of competition being product innovation, price, quality of service, quality of products, product availability and timeliness, credit terms, and the provision of value-added services, such as merchandising design, in-store service, and inventory management. We encounter competition from a large number of regional and national distributors which could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
To compete successfully, we must develop and commercialize a continuing stream of innovative new products that create consumer demand.
Our long-term success in the current competitive environment depends on our ability to develop and commercialize a continuing stream of innovative new products, including those in our new mass merchant fastener program, which create and maintain consumer demand. We also face the risk that our competitors will introduce innovative new products that compete with our products. Our strategy includes increased investment in new product development and continued focus on innovation. There are, nevertheless, numerous
 
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uncertainties inherent in successfully developing and commercializing innovative new products on a continuing basis, and new product launches may not provide expected growth results.
Our business may be adversely affected by seasonality.
In general, we have experienced seasonal fluctuations in sales and operating results from quarter to quarter. Typically, the first calendar quarter is the weakest due to the effect of weather on home projects and the construction industry. If adverse weather conditions persist on a regional or national basis into the second or other calendar quarters, our business, financial condition, and results of operations may be materially adversely affected.
Because our business is working capital intensive, we rely on our ability to manage our product purchasing and customer credit policies.
Our operations are working capital intensive, and our inventories, accounts receivable and accounts payable are significant components of our net asset base. We manage our inventories and accounts payable through our purchasing policies and our accounts receivable through our customer credit policies. If we fail to adequately manage our product purchasing or customer credit policies, our working capital and financial condition may be adversely affected.
We are subject to inventory management risks: insufficient inventory may result in increased costs, lost sales and lost customers, while excess inventory may increase our costs.
We balance the need to maintain inventory levels that are sufficient to maintain superior customer fulfillment levels against the risk and financial costs of carrying excess inventory levels. In order to successfully manage our inventories, we must estimate demand from our customers at the product level and timely purchase products in quantities that substantially correspond to that demand. If we overestimate demand and purchase too much of a particular product, we could have excess inventory handling costs, distribution center capacity constraints and inventory that we cannot sell profitably. In addition, we may have to write down such inventory if we are unable to sell it for its recorded value. By contrast, if we underestimate demand and purchase insufficient quantities of a product, and/or do not maintain enough inventory of a product we may not be able to fulfill customer orders on a timely basis which could result in fines, the loss of sales and ultimately loss of customers for those products as they turn to our competitors. Our business, financial condition and results of operations could suffer a material adverse effect if either or both of these situations occur frequently or in large volumes.
We have substantial fixed costs and, as a result, our operating income is sensitive to changes in our net sales.
A significant portion of our expenses are fixed costs (including personnel), which do not fluctuate with net sales. Consequently, a percentage decline in our net sales could have a greater percentage effect on our operating income if we do not act to reduce personnel or take other cost reduction actions. Any decline in our net sales would cause our profitability to be adversely affected.
Large customer concentration and the inability to penetrate new channels of distribution could adversely affect our business.
Our two largest customers constituted approximately $457.1 million of net sales for the thirty-nine weeks ended September 26, 2020 and $543.1 million of net sales for fiscal 2019. Our two largest customers constituted approximately $58.4 million of the accounts receivable balance as of September 26, 2020 and $33.5 million of the year-end accounts receivable balance for 2019. Each of these customers is a big box chain store. Our results of operations depend greatly on our ability to maintain existing relationships and arrangements with these big box chain stores. To the extent that the big box chain stores are materially adversely impacted by the changing retail landscape, this could have a negative effect on our results of operations. These two customers have been key components of our growth and failure to maintain fulfillment and service levels or relationships with these customers could result in a material loss of business. Our inability to penetrate new channels of distribution, including ecommerce, may also have a negative impact on our future sales and business.
 
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Successful sales and marketing efforts depend on our ability to recruit and retain qualified employees.
The success of our efforts to grow our business depends on the contributions and abilities of key executives, our sales force, and other personnel, including the ability of our sales force to achieve adequate customer coverage. We must therefore continue to recruit, retain, and motivate management, sales, and other personnel to maintain our current business and to support our projected growth. A shortage of these key employees might jeopardize our ability to implement our growth strategy.
Increases in labor costs, potential labor disputes and work stoppages or an inability to hire skilled distribution, sales and other personnel could adversely affect our business.
An increase in labor costs, work stoppages or disruptions at our facilities or those of our suppliers or transportation service providers, or other labor disruptions, could decrease our sales and increase our expenses. In addition, although our employees are not represented by a union, our labor force may become subject to labor union organizing efforts, which could cause us to incur additional labor costs and increase the related risks that we now face.
A significant increase in the salaries and wages paid by competing employers could result in a reduction of our labor force, increases in the salaries and wages that we must pay or both. If we are unable to hire warehouse, distribution, sales and other personnel, our ability to execute our business plan, and our results of operations, would suffer.
We are exposed to adverse changes in currency exchange rates.
Exposure to foreign currency risk exists because we, through our global operations, enter into transactions and make investments denominated in multiple currencies. Our predominant exposures are in Canadian, Mexican, and Asian currencies, including the Chinese Yuan (“CNY”). In preparing our Consolidated Financial Statements for foreign operations with functional currencies other than the U.S. dollar, asset and liability accounts are translated at current exchange rates and income and expenses are translated using weighted-average exchange rates. With respect to the effects on translated earnings, if the U.S. dollar strengthens relative to local currencies, our earnings could be negatively impacted. We do not make a practice of hedging our non-U.S. dollar earnings.
We source many products from China and other Asian countries for resale in other regions. To the extent that the CNY or other currencies appreciate with respect to the U.S. dollar, we may experience cost increases on such purchases. The U.S. dollar declined in value relative to the CNY by 2.5% during the thirty-nine weeks ended September 26, 2020, increased by 1.7% in 2019, and increased by 5.7% in 2018. Significant appreciation of the CNY or other currencies in countries where we source our products could adversely impact our profitability. In addition, our foreign subsidiaries in Canada and Mexico may purchase certain products from their vendors denominated in U.S. dollars. If the U.S. dollar strengthens compared to the local currencies, it may result in margin erosion. We have a practice of hedging some of our Canadian subsidiary’s purchases denominated in U.S. dollars. We may not be successful at implementing customer pricing or other actions in an effort to mitigate the related cost increases and thus our results of operations may be adversely impacted.
Our results of operations could be negatively impacted by inflation or deflation in supply chain costs, including raw materials, sourcing, transportation and energy.
Our products are manufactured of metals, including but not limited to steel, aluminum, zinc, and copper. Additionally, we use other commodity-based materials in the manufacture of LNS that are resin-based and subject to fluctuations in the price of oil. We source the majority of our products from third parties and are subject to changes in their underlying manufacturing costs. We also use third parties for transportation and are exposed to fluctuations in freight costs to transport goods from our suppliers to our distribution facilities and from there to our customers, as well as the price of diesel fuel in the form of freight surcharges on customer shipments and the cost of gasoline used by the field sales and service force. Inflation in these costs could result in significant cost increases. If we are unable to mitigate the any cost increases from the foregoing factors through various customer pricing actions and cost reduction initiatives, our financial condition may be adversely affected. Conversely, in the event that there is deflation, we may
 
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experience pressure from our customers to reduce prices. There can be no assurance that we would be able to reduce our cost base (through negotiations with suppliers or other measures) to offset any such price concessions which could adversely impact our results of operations and cash flows.
We are subject to the risks of doing business internationally.
A portion of our revenue is generated outside the United States, primarily from customers located in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Because we sell our products and services outside the United States, our business is subject to risks associated with doing business internationally, which include:

changes in a specific country’s or region’s political and cultural climate or economic condition;

unexpected or unfavorable changes in foreign laws and regulatory requirements;

difficulty of effective enforcement of contractual provisions in local jurisdictions;

inadequate intellectual property protection in foreign countries;

the imposition of duties and tariffs and other trade barriers;

trade-protection measures, import or export licensing requirements such as Export Administration Regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Sanctions Laws and Regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and fines, penalties, or suspension or revocation of export privileges;

violations of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;

the effects of applicable and potentially adverse foreign tax law changes;

significant adverse changes in foreign currency exchange rates; and

difficulties associated with repatriating cash in a tax-efficient manner.
Any failure to adapt to these or other changing conditions in foreign countries in which we do business could have an adverse effect on our business and financial results.
Our business is subject to risks associated with sourcing product from overseas.
We import a significant amount of our products and rely on foreign sources to meet our supply demands at prices that support our current operating margins. Substantially all of our import operations are subject to customs requirements and to tariffs and quotas set by governments through mutual agreements or unilateral actions. The U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and other imported goods have materially increased the costs of many of our foreign sourced products, and any escalation in the tariffs will increase the impact. In order to sustain current operating margins while the tariffs are in effect, we must be able to increases prices with our customers and find alternative, similarly priced sources that are not subject to the tariffs. If we are unable to effectively implement these countermeasures, our operating margins will be impacted.
In addition, the countries from which our products and materials are manufactured or imported may, from time to time, impose additional quotas, duties, tariffs, or other restrictions on their imports or adversely modify existing restrictions. Adverse changes in these import costs and restrictions, or our suppliers’ failure to comply with customs regulations or similar laws, could harm our business.
If any of our existing vendors fail to meet our needs, we believe that sufficient capacity exists in the open market to supply any shortfall that may result. However, it is not always possible to replace a vendor on short notice without disruption in our operations which may require more costly expedited transportation expense and replacement of a major vendor is often at higher prices.
Our ability to import products in a timely and cost-effective manner may also be affected by conditions at ports or issues that otherwise affect transportation and warehousing providers, such as port and shipping capacity, labor disputes, severe weather, or increased homeland security requirements in the U.S. and other countries. These issues could delay importation of products or require us to locate alternative ports or
 
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warehousing providers to avoid disruption to customers. These alternatives may not be available on short notice or could result in higher transit costs, which could have an adverse impact on our business and financial condition.
Further, our business could be adversely affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19. This situation may have a material and adverse effect on our business which could include temporary closures of our facilities, the facilities of our suppliers, and other disruptions caused to us, our suppliers or customers. This may adversely affect our results of operations, financial position, and cash flows.
Acquisitions have formed a significant part of our growth strategy in the past and may continue to do so. If we are unable to identify suitable acquisition candidates, successfully integrate an acquired business, or obtain financing needed to complete an acquisition, our growth strategy may not succeed.
Historically, our growth strategy has relied in part on acquisitions that either expand or complement our businesses in new or existing markets. However, there can be no assurance that we will be able to identify or acquire acceptable acquisition candidates on terms favorable to us and in a timely manner, if at all, to the extent necessary.
The process of integrating acquired businesses into our operations may result in unforeseen difficulties and may require a disproportionate amount of resources and management attention, and there can be no assurance that we will be able to successfully integrate acquired businesses into our operations. Additionally, we may not achieve the anticipated benefits from any acquisition.
Unfavorable changes in the current economic environment may make it difficult to acquire businesses in order to further our growth strategy. We will continue to seek acquisition opportunities both to expand into new markets and to enhance our position in our existing markets. However, our ability to do so will depend on a number of factors, including our ability to obtain financing that we may need to complete a proposed acquisition opportunity which may be unavailable or available on terms that are not advantageous to us. If financing is unavailable, we may be forced to forego otherwise attractive acquisition opportunities which may have a negative effect on our ability to grow.
If we were required to write down all or part of our goodwill or indefinite-lived trade names, our results of operations could be materially adversely affected.
We have $817.8 million of goodwill and $85.3 million of indefinite-lived trade names recorded on our accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 26, 2020. We are required to periodically determine if our goodwill or indefinite-lived trade names have become impaired, in which case we would write down the impaired portion. If we were required to write down all or part of our goodwill or indefinite-lived trade names, our net income could be materially adversely affected.
Our success is highly dependent on information and technology systems.
We believe that our proprietary computer software programs are an integral part of our business and growth strategies. We depend on our information systems to process orders, to manage inventory and accounts receivable collections, to purchase, sell, and ship products efficiently and on a timely basis, to maintain cost-effective operations, and to provide superior service to our customers. If these systems are damaged, intruded upon, shutdown, or cease to function properly (whether by planned upgrades, force majeure, telecommunications failures, hardware or software break-ins or viruses, other cyber-security incidents, or otherwise), we may suffer disruption in our ability to manage and operate our business.
There can be no assurance that the precautions which we have taken against certain events that could disrupt the operations of our information systems will prevent the occurrence of such a disruption. Any such disruption could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations.
Unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential customer, employee, supplier, or Company information, whether through a breach of our computer systems, including cyber-attacks or otherwise, could severely harm our business.
As part of our business, we collect, process, and retain sensitive and confidential personal information about our customers, employees, and suppliers. Despite the security measures we have in place, our facilities
 
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and systems, and those of the retailers and other third party distributors with which we do business, may be vulnerable to security breaches, cyber-attacks, acts of vandalism, computer viruses, misplaced or lost data, programming and/or human errors, or other similar events. Any security breach involving the misappropriation, loss, or other unauthorized disclosure of confidential customer, employee, supplier, or Company information, whether by us or by the retailers and other third party distributors with which we do business, could result in losses, severely damage our reputation, expose us to the risks of litigation and liability, disrupt our operations, and have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, and financial condition. The regulatory environment related to information security, data collection, and privacy is increasingly rigorous, with new and constantly changing requirements applicable to our business, and compliance with those requirements could result in additional costs.
Failure to adequately protect intellectual property could adversely affect our business.
Intellectual property rights are an important and integral component of our business. We attempt to protect our intellectual property rights through a combination of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret laws, as well as licensing agreements and third-party nondisclosure and assignment agreements.
In the event that our trademarks or patents are successfully challenged and we lose the rights to use those trademarks or patents, or if we fail to prevent others from using them, we could experience reduced sales or be forced to redesign or rebrand our products, requiring us to devote resources to product development, advertising and marketing new products and brands. In addition, we cannot be sure that any pending trademark or patent applications will be granted or will not be challenged or opposed by third parties or that we will be able to enforce our trademark rights against counterfeiters.
Failure to obtain or maintain adequate protection of our intellectual property rights for any reason could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
Our success depends in part on our ability to operate without infringing on or misappropriating the proprietary rights of others, and if we are unable to do so we may be liable for damages.
We cannot be certain that United States or foreign patents or patent applications of other companies do not exist or will not be issued that would prevent us from commercializing our products. Third parties may sue us for infringing or misappropriating their patent or other intellectual property rights. Intellectual property litigation is costly. If we do not prevail in litigation, in addition to any damages we might have to pay, we could be required to cease the infringing activity or obtain a license requiring us to make royalty payments. It is possible that a required license may not be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. In addition, a required license may be non-exclusive, and therefore our competitors may have access to the same technology licensed to us. If we fail to obtain a required license or are unable to design around another company’s patent, we may be unable to make use of some of the affected products, which would reduce our revenues.
The defense costs and settlements for patent infringement lawsuits are not covered by insurance. Patent infringement lawsuits can take years to settle. If we are not successful in our defenses or are not successful in obtaining dismissals of any such lawsuit, legal fees or settlement costs could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial position.
Recent changes in United States patent laws may limit our ability to obtain, defend, and/or enforce our patents.
The United States has recently enacted and implemented wide ranging patent reform legislation. The United States Supreme Court has ruled on several patent cases in recent years, either narrowing the scope of patent protection available in certain circumstances or weakening the rights of patent owners in certain situations. In addition to increasing uncertainty with regard to our ability to obtain patents in the future, this combination of events has created uncertainty with respect to the value of patents, once obtained. Depending on actions by the United States Congress, the United States federal courts, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the laws and regulations governing patents could change in unpredictable ways that could weaken our ability to obtain new patents or to enforce patents that we have licensed or that we might obtain in the future. Similarly, changes in patent law and regulations in other countries or jurisdictions, changes in the governmental bodies that enforce them or changes in how the relevant
 
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governmental authority enforces patent laws or regulations may weaken our ability to obtain new patents or to enforce patents that we have licensed or that we may obtain in the future.
Regulations related to conflict minerals could adversely impact our business.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act contains provisions to improve transparency and accountability concerning the supply of certain minerals, known as “conflict minerals”, originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) and adjoining countries. These rules could adversely affect the sourcing, supply, and pricing of materials used in our products, as the number of suppliers who provide conflict-free minerals may be limited. We may also suffer harm to our image if we determine that certain of our products contain minerals not determined to be conflict-free or if we are unable to modify our products to avoid the use of such materials. We may also face challenges in satisfying customers who may require that our products be certified as containing conflict-free minerals.
Future changes in financial accounting standards may significantly change our reported results of operations.
The accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) are subject to interpretation by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the SEC and various bodies formed to promulgate and interpret appropriate accounting principles. A change in these principles or interpretations could have a significant effect on our reported financial results and could affect the reporting of transactions completed before the announcement of a change. Additionally, our assumptions, estimates and judgments related to complex accounting matters could significantly affect our financial results. GAAP and related accounting pronouncements, implementation guidelines and interpretations with regard to a wide range of matters that are relevant to our business, including, but not limited to, revenue recognition, impairment of long-lived assets, leases and related economic transactions, intangibles, self-insurance, income taxes, property and equipment, litigation and stock-based compensation are highly complex and involve many subjective assumptions, estimates and judgments by us. Changes in these rules or their interpretation or changes in underlying assumptions, estimates or judgments by us (i) could require us to make changes to our accounting systems to implement these changes that could increase our operating costs and (ii) could significantly change our reported or expected financial performance.
Future tax law changes and tax audits may materially increase our prospective income tax expense.
We are subject to income taxation in many jurisdictions in the U.S. as well as foreign jurisdictions. Judgment is required in determining our worldwide income tax provision and, accordingly, there are many transactions and computations for which our final income tax determination is uncertain. We are occasionally audited by income tax authorities in several tax jurisdictions. Although we believe the recorded tax estimates on our financial statements are reasonable, the ultimate outcome from any audit (or related litigation) could be materially different from amounts reflected in our income tax provisions and accruals. Future settlements of income tax audits may have a material effect on earnings between the period of initial recognition of tax estimates in the financial statements and the point of ultimate tax audit settlement.
Additionally, it is possible that future income tax legislation, regulations or interpretations thereof and/or import tariffs in any jurisdiction to which we are subject to taxation may be enacted and such changes could have a material impact on our worldwide income tax provision beginning with the period during which such changes become effective. In addition, our future effective tax rates could be subject to volatility or adversely affected by a number of factors, including:

changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets and liabilities;

expected timing and amount of the release of any tax valuation allowances;

tax effects of stock-based compensation;

costs related to intercompany restructurings; and

lower than anticipated future earnings in jurisdictions where we have lower statutory tax rates and higher than anticipated future earnings in jurisdictions where we have higher statutory tax rates.
 
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We are subject to legal proceedings and legal compliance risks.
We are involved in various legal proceedings, which from time to time may involve lawsuits, state and federal governmental inquiries, audits and investigations, environmental matters, employment, tort, state false claims act, consumer litigation, and intellectual property litigation. At times, such matters may involve executive officers and other management. Certain of these legal proceedings may be a significant distraction to management and could expose us to significant liability, including settlement expenses, damages, fines, penalties, attorneys’ fees and costs, and non-monetary sanctions, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations.
Increases in the cost of employee health benefits could impact our financial results and cash flows.
Our expenses relating to employee health benefits, for which we are primarily self insured, are significant. Healthcare costs have risen significantly in recent years, and recent legislative and private sector initiatives regarding healthcare reform have resulted and could continue to result in significant changes to the U.S. healthcare system. Unfavorable changes in the cost of such benefits could have a material adverse effect on our financial results and cash flows.
If we become subject to material liabilities under our self-insured programs, our financial results may be adversely affected.
We provide workers’ compensation, automobile and product/general liability coverage through a high deductible insurance program. In addition, we are self-insured for our health benefits and maintain per employee stop-loss coverage. Although we believe that we have adequate stop-loss coverage for catastrophic claims to cap the risk of loss, our results of operations and financial condition may be adversely affected if the number and severity of claims that are not covered by stop-loss insurance increases.
We occupy most of our locations under long-term non-cancelable leases. We may be unable to renew leases on favorable terms or at all. Also, if we close a location, we may remain obligated under the applicable lease.
Most of our locations are located in leased premises. Many of our current leases are non-cancelable and typically have terms ranging from three to fourteen years, with options to renew for specified periods of time. We believe that leases we enter into in the future will likely be long-term and noncancelable and have similar renewal options. However, there can be no assurance that we will be able to renew our current or future leases on favorable terms or at all which could have an adverse effect on our ability to operate our business and on our results of operations. In addition, if we close a location, we generally remain committed to perform our obligations under the applicable lease, which include, among other things, payment of the base rent for the balance of the lease term. Our obligation to continue making rental payments in respect of leases for closed locations could have an adverse effect on our business and results of operations.
Risks Relating to Hillman’s Indebtedness
Upon consummation of the Business Combination, we will have significant indebtedness that could affect operations and financial condition and prevent us from fulfilling our obligations under our indebtedness.
Upon consummation of the Business Combination, we will have a significant amount of indebtedness. As of September 26, 2020, total indebtedness was $1,577.4 million, consisting of $1,468.7 million of indebtedness of Hillman and $108.7 million of indebtedness of Hillman Group. $1,039.7 million of such indebtedness is indebtedness issued under the 2018 Term Loans, $97.0 million of such indebtedness is indebtedness issued under the 2018 ABL Revolver, $330.0 million of such indebtedness is indebtedness issued under the 6.375% Senior Notes and $2.0 million is indebtedness under capital lease obligations, $108.7 million of such indebtedness is indebtedness issued under the Junior Subordinated Debentures. All such indebtedness is expected to be refinanced in connection with the Business Combination. In connection with the Business Combination, we expect to refinance all of our existing indebtedness under the 2018 Term Loans, the 2018 ABL Revolver, the 6.375% Senior Notes and the Junior Subordinated Debentures, as described in the table under “Sources and Uses of Funds for the Business Combination”, In order to obtain a portion of the proceeds necessary for the refinancing and certain other transaction, Hillman Group plan to obtain new senior secured credit facilities, which are expected to include a $250.0 million asset-based
 
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revolving credit facility, a $835.0 million term loan facility, which may be increased up to a maximum amount of $1,185.0 million based on the amount of cash redemptions by the public stockholders of their public shares, and a $200.0 million delayed draw term loan facility to be used for acquisitions and related transactions, which shall be reduced Dollar for Dollar by the amount of cash redemptions by the public stockholders of their public shares in excess of $150.0 million.
Hillman Group’s substantial indebtedness could have important consequences. For example, it could:

increase our vulnerability to general adverse economic and industry conditions;

require the dedication of a substantial portion of cash flow from operations to payments on indebtedness, thereby reducing the availability of cash flow to fund working capital, capital expenditures, research and development efforts, and other general corporate purposes;

limit flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business and the industry in which we operate;

place us at a competitive disadvantage compared to competitors that have less debt; and

limit our ability to borrow additional funds.
We are subject to fluctuations in interest rates.
All of our indebtedness incurred under the new senior secured credit facilities will have variable interest rates. Increases in borrowing rates will increase our cost of borrowing, which may adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition. Furthermore, regulatory changes, such as the announcement of the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority to phase out the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) by the end of 2021, may adversely affect our floating rate debt and interest rate derivatives. We may enter into interest rate derivatives that hedge risks related to floating for fixed rate interest payments in order to reduce interest rate volatility. However, we may not maintain interest rate swaps with respect to all of our variable rate indebtedness.
Restrictions imposed by our new senior secured credit facilities and our other outstanding indebtedness, may limit our ability to operate our business and to finance our future operations or capital needs or to engage in other business activities.
Hillman Group’s new senior secured credit facilities will contain restrictive covenants that limit our ability to engage in certain types of activities and transactions that may be in our long-term best interests. The failure to comply with those covenants could result in an event of default which, if not cured or waived, could result in the acceleration of all outstanding indebtedness under our new secured credit facilities. In the event our lenders accelerate the repayment of our outstanding indebtedness, we and our subsidiaries may not have sufficient cash and assets to repay that indebtedness. These covenants restrict Hillman Group’s ability and the ability of its restricted subsidiaries, among other things, to:

incur additional indebtedness and create additional liens;

pay dividends on our capital stock or redeem, repurchase, or retire our capital stock or indebtedness;

make investments, loans, advances, and acquisitions;

repay prior to maturity certain indebtedness that is subordinated in right of payment or secured on a junior basis to the new credit facilities;

engage in transactions with our affiliates;

sell assets, including capital stock of our subsidiaries; and

consolidate or merge.
We may not be able to generate sufficient cash to service all of our indebtedness and may be forced to take other actions to satisfy our obligations under our indebtedness, which may not be successful.
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certain financial, business, and other factors beyond our control. We may not be able to maintain a level of cash flows from operating activities sufficient to permit us to pay the principal, premium, if any, and interest on our indebtedness. If our cash flows and capital resources are insufficient to fund our debt service obligations, we may be forced to reduce or delay investments and capital expenditures, or to sell assets seek additional capital, or restructure or refinance our indebtedness. The terms of existing or future debt instruments may restrict us from adopting some of these alternatives. In addition, any failure to make payments of interest and principal on our outstanding indebtedness on a timely basis would likely result in a reduction of our credit rating, which could harm our ability to incur additional indebtedness. In the absence of such operating results and resources, we could face substantial liquidity problems and might be required to dispose of material assets or operations to meet our debt service and other obligations. In addition, the ability to borrow under Hillman Group’s new asset-based revolving credit facility is subject to limitations based on advances rates against certain eligible inventory and accounts receivables that collateralize the underlying loans. Our ability to ability to access the full $250.0 million of revolving credit can be affected by events beyond our control if the value of our inventory and accounts receivables is materially adversely affected.
Our ability to repay our debt is affected by the cash flow generated by our subsidiaries.
Our subsidiaries own substantially all of our assets and conduct substantially all of our operations. Accordingly, repayment of our indebtedness will be dependent on the generation of cash flow by our subsidiaries and their ability to make such cash available to us, by dividend, debt repayment, or otherwise. Unless they are guarantors of the new senior secured credit facilities, our subsidiaries will not have any obligation to pay amounts due under those credit facilities or to make funds available for that purpose. Our subsidiaries may not be able to, or may not be permitted to, make distributions to enable us to make payments in respect of our indebtedness. Each subsidiary is a distinct legal entity and, under certain circumstances, legal and contractual restrictions may limit our ability to obtain cash from our subsidiaries.
Volatility and weakness in bank and capital markets may adversely affect credit availability and related financing costs for us.
Bank and capital markets can experience periods of volatility and disruption. During periods of volatile credit markets, there is a risk that lenders, even those with strong balance sheets and sound lending practices, could fail or refuse to honor their legal commitments and obligations under existing credit commitments. Although we currently can access the bank and capital markets, there is no assurance that such markets will continue to be a reliable source of financing for us. These factors, including the tightening of credit markets, could adversely affect our ability to obtain cost-effective financing. Increased volatility and disruptions in the financial markets also could make it more difficult and more expensive for us to obtain financing. In addition, the adoption of new statutes and regulations, the implementation of recently enacted laws or new interpretations or the enforcement of older laws and regulations applicable to the financial markets or the financial services industry could result in a reduction in the amount of available credit or an increase in the cost of credit. Disruptions in the financial markets can also adversely affect our lenders, insurers, customers, and other counterparties. Any of these results could cause a material adverse effect to our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
We rely on available borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility for cash to operate our business, and the availability of credit under the Revolving Credit Facility may be subject to significant fluctuation.
In addition to cash we generate from our business, our principal existing source of cash is borrowings available under the Revolving Credit Facility. As of June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, we had commitments available to be borrowed under the Revolving Credit Facility of up to $150.0 million. We also have the option to increase the commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility by up to $100.0 million, subject to certain conditions. There are limitations on our ability to incur the full $150.0 million of existing commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility. Availability will be limited to the lesser of a borrowing base and $150.0 million. The borrowing base is calculated on a monthly (or more frequent under certain circumstances) valuation of our inventory, accounts receivable and certain cash balances. As a result, our access to credit under the Revolving Credit Facility is potentially subject to significant fluctuation, depending on the value of the borrowing base-eligible assets as of any measurement date. On June 5, 2020, we entered
 
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into an amendment to the Revolving Credit Facility, or the RCF Amendment, which established $8.5 million of commitments for FILO Loans under the Revolving Credit Facility. The FILO Loans are available to be drawn in a single disbursement on or prior to December 31, 2020. The availability of the FILO Loans will be subject to satisfaction of certain conditions at the time of borrowing, including the value of borrowing-base eligible assets at the time of borrowing. Under the terms of the Revolving Credit Facility as amended by the RCF Amendment, FILO Loans may be borrowed against increased percentages of borrowing-base eligible assets (as compared to the percentages of borrowing-base eligible assets applicable to all other loans under the Revolving Credit Facility). The RCF Amendment did not increase the total aggregate amount of commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility. Borrowing of FILO Loans under the Revolving Credit Facility will reduce the total aggregate commitments available for revolving loans for so long as the FILO Loans remain outstanding. If borrowed, the FILO Loans will mature on December 4, 2021. As of June 30, 2020, we have not drawn on the FILO loans. There is no assurance that we will be able to draw on the FILO Loans at any time. The inability to borrow under the Revolving Credit Facility may adversely affect our liquidity, financial position and results of operations.
Risk Factors Relating to Landcadia and the Business Combination
Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this subsection “— Risks Related to Landcadia and the Business Combination” to “we”, “us”, “our”, and “the Company” generally refer to Landcadia in the present tense or New Hillman from and after the Business Combination.
We have identified the following risks and uncertainties that may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or reputation. The risks described below are not the only risks we face. Additional risks not presently known to us or that we currently believe are not material may also significantly affect our business, financial condition, results of operations or reputation. Our business could be harmed by any of these risks. In assessing these risks, you should also refer to the other information contained in this proxy statement prospectus, including our consolidated financial statements and related notes.
Directors and officers of Landcadia have potential conflicts of interest in recommending that stockholders vote in favor of approval of the Business Combination and approval of the other proposals described in this proxy statement/prospectus.
When considering the Landcadia Board’s recommendation that its stockholders vote in favor of the approval of the Business Combination, Landcadia Stockholders should be aware that directors and officers of Landcadia have interests in the Business Combination that may be different from, or in addition to, the interests of Landcadia Stockholders. These interests include:

Our Sponsors will lose their entire investment in us if we do not complete a business combination by October 14, 2022. If we are unable to complete our initial business combination by October 14, 2022, we will: (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than 10 business days thereafter, redeem the public shares and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining stockholders and Landcadia’s Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to our obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by October 14, 2022.

Our Sponsors purchased their 12,500,000 founder shares prior to our initial public offering for an aggregate purchase price of $2,070. Upon the Closing, such founder shares will be converted into 8,672,000 shares of New Hillman common stock after giving effect to the forfeiture of an aggregate of 3,828,000 founder shares by our Sponsors pursuant to the A&R Letter Agreement and such shares will have a significantly higher value at the time of the Business Combination, which if unrestricted and freely tradable would have an aggregate market value of approximately $92.5 million based upon the closing price of $10.67 per public share on Nasdaq on February 2, 2021, but, given the restrictions on such shares, we believe such shares have less value.

Simultaneously with the closing of our initial public offering, we consummated the sale of 8,000,000 private placement warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant in a private placement to our Sponsors.
 
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The warrants are each exercisable commencing the later of 30 days following the Closing and 12 months from the closing of our initial public offering, which occurred on October 14, 2020, for one share of New Hillman common stock at $11.50 per share. If we do not consummate a business combination transaction by October 14, 2022, then the proceeds from the sale of the private placement warrants will be part of the liquidating distribution to the public stockholders and the warrants held by our Sponsors will be worthless. The warrants held by our Sponsors had an aggregate market value of approximately $13.4 million based upon the closing price of $1.67 per warrant on Nasdaq on February 2, 2021.

Our Sponsors and our officers and directors have agreed to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their founder shares if Landcadia fails to complete a business combination by October 14, 2022.

In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsors have agreed that they will be liable to us if and to the extent any claims by a vendor for services rendered or products sold to us, or a prospective target business with which we have entered into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the Trust Account or to any claims under our indemnity of the underwriters of our IPO against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

In connection with the Closing, our Sponsors would be entitled to the repayment of any working capital loan and advances that have been made to Landcadia and remain outstanding. As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, our Sponsors have not made any advances to us for working capital expenses. If we do not complete an initial business combination within the required period, we may use a portion of our working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay the working capital loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the working capital loans.

Following the consummation of the Business Combination, we will continue to indemnify our existing directors and officers and will maintain a directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy.

Upon the Closing, subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, our Sponsors, our officers and directors and their respective affiliates may be entitled to reimbursement for any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses related to identifying, investigating and consummating an initial business combination, and repayment of any other loans, if any, and on such terms as to be determined by Landcadia from time to time, made by our Sponsors or certain of our officers and directors to finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial business combination.

Richard Handler, our Co-Chairman and President, is also the Chief Executive Officer and director of JFG Sponsor and chairman of the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of JFG Sponsor’s largest subsidiary, Jefferies Group LLC (“Jefferies Group”) and its largest subsidiary, Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”), which, along with its affiliates, own approximately 12% of the outstanding common stock of the Company. Jefferies will be entitled to receive deferred underwriting commission, placement agent fees and capital markets advisory fees from Landcadia upon completion of the Business Combination. In addition, upon completion of the Business Combination, Jefferies will receive M&A advisory fees and financing fees from Hillman. Jefferies Finance LLC (“Jefferies Finance”), an indirect subsidiary of JFG Sponsor, serves as administrative agent and collateral agent on Hillman Holdco's existing senior credit facilities that are expected to be refinanced in connection with the Closing and is expected to be joint lead arranger, joint lead bookrunner and one of the lenders, and sole administrative agent and sole collateral agent, in New Hillman's first lien term loan facility that is being entered into in connection with the Closing, and expects to receive fees in connection with such role.
These financial interests of the Sponsors, officers and directors and entities affiliated with them may have influenced their decision to approve the Business Combination. In addition, Barclays Capital Inc. (“Barclays”) will be entitled to receive placement agent fees of $2.8 million from Landcadia. Barclays will also receive M&A advisory fees and capital markets advisory fees , together in an aggregate amount of $20.3 million, and financing fees of $3.3 million from Hillman, in each case, upon completion of the Business
 
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Combination. You should consider these interests when evaluating the Business Combination and the recommendation of Landcadia’s Board to vote in favor of the Business Combination Proposal and other proposals to be presented to the stockholders.
Jefferies has certain other interests regarding the Business Combination that are different from, or in addition to, the interests of our other stockholders.
In addition to the interests of certain members of our Board and officers in the Business Combination that are different from, or in addition to, the interests of our other stockholders, you should keep in mind that Jefferies has financial interests that are different from, or in addition to, the interests of our other stockholders.
Richard Handler, Chief Executive Officer and Director of JFG Sponsor and Chairman of the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of Jefferies Group, currently serves as Co-Chairman and President of the Company. Upon the consummation of the Business Combination, Jefferies, as the underwriter of our IPO is entitled to receive $17.5 million of deferred underwriting commission. The underwriters in our IPO waived their rights to the deferred underwriting commission held in the trust account in the event the Company does not complete an initial business combination within 24 months of the closing of the IPO, as may be extended in accordance with the terms of our Current Charter. Accordingly, if the Business Combination with Hillman, or any other initial business combination, is not consummated by that time and the Company is therefore required to be liquidated, the underwriters of the IPO, including Jefferies, will not receive any of the deferred underwriting commission and such funds will be returned to the Company’s public stockholders upon its liquidation.
Furthermore, Jefferies has been engaged by the Company as placement agent and capital markets advisor to the Company. The Company decided to retain Jefferies as a placement agent and capital markets advisor based primarily on (i) Jefferies’ extensive knowledge, strong market position and positive reputation in equity capital markets, (ii) Jefferies’ experienced and capable investment banking team and (iii) Jefferies’ long -standing relationship with and affiliation with the Company and the sponsors. The Company has agreed to pay Jefferies an aggregate fee of $8.4 million and $13.5 million in connection with its services as placement agent and capital markets advisor, respectively, all of which will become payable, and is contingent upon the consummation of the transaction. In addition, under the terms of Jefferies’ engagement, the Company agreed to reimburse Jefferies for its reasonable expenses, including fees, disbursements and other charges of counsel, and to indemnify Jefferies and related parties against liabilities, including liabilities under federal securities laws, relating to, or arising out of, its engagement.
Additionally, Jefferies has been engaged by Hillman Holdco to help it review strategic alternatives, including a sale of control of Hillman. Jefferies expects to receive M&A Advisory fees and financing fees in the amount of $6.8 million and $18.6 million, respectively from Hillman, upon the Closing. In addition, Jefferies Finance, a subsidiary of JFG Sponsor, serves as administrative agent and collateral agent on Hillman Holdco’s existing senior credit facilities that are expected to be refinanced in connection with the Closing. Furthermore, Jefferies Finance is expected to be joint lead arranger, joint lead bookrunner and one of the lenders, and sole administrative agent and sole collateral agent, in New Hillman’s first lien term loan facility that is being entered into in connection with the Closing and expects to receive up to $22.7 million in fees in connection with such role.
Jefferies therefore has a financial interest in the Company and Hillman completing the Business Combination that will result in the payment of the above referenced fees. In considering approval of the Business Combination, the Company’s stockholders should consider the roles of Jefferies in light of its financial interest in the Business Combination with Hillman being consummated.
Landcadia’s Sponsors have agreed to vote in favor of the Business Combination, regardless of how our public stockholders vote.
Our Sponsors have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the Business Combination. The Sponsors own approximately 22.4% of our outstanding shares prior to the Business Combination. Accordingly, it is more likely that the necessary stockholder approval for the Business Combination will be received than would
 
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be the case if our Sponsors had agreed to vote their shares in accordance with the majority of the votes cast by our public stockholders.
Landcadia’s Sponsors, directors, officers, advisors and their affiliates may elect to purchase shares or public warrants from public stockholders, which may influence a vote on the Business Combination and reduce the public “float” of our common stock.
Landcadia’s Sponsors, directors, officers, advisors or their affiliates may purchase public shares or public warrants in privately negotiated transactions or in the open market either prior to or following the completion of the Business Combination, although they are under no obligation to do so. However, other than as expressly stated herein, they have no current commitments, plans or intentions to engage in such transactions and have not formulated any terms or conditions for any such transactions. None of the funds in the Trust Account will be used to purchase shares or public warrants in such transactions.
In the event that Landcadia’s Sponsors, directors, officers, advisors or their affiliates purchase public shares in privately negotiated transactions from public stockholders who have already elected to exercise their redemption rights, such selling stockholders would be required to revoke their prior elections to redeem their public shares. The purpose of any such purchases of public shares could be to vote such shares in favor of the Business Combination and thereby increase the likelihood of obtaining stockholder approval of the Business Combination or to satisfy a Closing condition in the Merger Agreement that requires us to have a certain amount of cash at the Closing, where it appears that such requirement would otherwise not be met. Any such purchases of our securities may result in the completion of the Business Combination that may not otherwise have been possible.
In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of our common stock and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, possibly making it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.
Warrants will become exercisable for New Hillman common stock, which would increase the number of shares eligible for future resale in the public market and result in dilution to our stockholders.
Following the Business Combination, there will be 16,666,667 outstanding public warrants to purchase 16,666,667 shares of New Hillman common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, which warrants will become exercisable commencing the later of 30 days following the Closing and 12 months from the closing of our initial public offering, which occurred on October 14, 2020. In addition, there will be 8,000,000 private placement warrants outstanding exercisable for 8,000,000 shares of New Hillman common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. To the extent such warrants are exercised, additional shares of New Hillman common stock will be issued, which will result in dilution to the holders of New Hillman common stock and increase the number of shares eligible for resale in the public market. Sales of substantial numbers of such shares in the public market could adversely affect the market price of New Hillman common stock, the impact of which is increased as the value of our stock price increases.
We may redeem the unexpired warrants prior to their exercise at a time that is disadvantageous to you, thereby making the warrants worthless.
New Hillman will have the ability to redeem outstanding public warrants at any time after they become exercisable and prior to their expiration, at a price of $0.01 per warrant, provided that the closing price of New Hillman common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading-day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date we give notice of redemption. If and when the warrants become redeemable by New Hillman, New Hillman may exercise the redemption right even if it is unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws. Redemption of the outstanding warrants could force holders to (i) exercise the warrants and pay the exercise price therefor at a time when it may be disadvantageous to do so, (ii) sell the warrants at the then-current market price when the holder might otherwise wish to hold onto such warrants or (iii) accept the nominal redemption price which, at the time the outstanding warrants are called for redemption, is likely to be substantially less than the market value of the warrants. None of the private placement warrants will be redeemable by us so long as they are held by their initial purchasers or their permitted transferees.
 
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In addition, New Hillman will have the ability to redeem the outstanding public warrants at any time after they become exercisable and prior to their expiration, at a price of $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption provided that the closing price of New Hillman common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities — Redeemable Warrants — Anti-dilution Adjustments”) for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading-day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which we give proper notice of such redemption and provided that certain other conditions are met, including that holders will be able to exercise their warrants prior to redemption for a number of shares of New Hillman common stock determined based on the redemption date and the fair market value of New Hillman shares of common stock. Please see “Description of Securities — Redeemable Warrants — Redemption of warrants when the price per share of common stock equals or exceeds $10.00.” The value received upon exercise of the warrants (i) may be less than the value the holders would have received if they had been able to exercise their warrants at a later time where the underlying share price is higher and (ii) may not compensate the holders for the value of the warrants, including because the number of common stock received is capped at 0.361 shares of common stock per warrant (subject to adjustment) irrespective of the remaining life of the warrants.
If New Hillman redeems the warrants when they are “out-of-the-money,” you would lose any potential embedded value from a subsequent increase in the value of New Hillman common stock had your warrants remained outstanding.
Even if we consummate the Business Combination, there can be no assurance that the warrants will be in the money at the time they become exercisable, and they may expire worthless.
The exercise price for the outstanding warrants is $11.50 per share of New Hillman common stock. There can be no assurance that the warrants will be in the money following the time they become exercisable and prior to their expiration, and as such, the warrants may expire worthless.
Our stockholders will experience immediate dilution as a consequence of the issuance of New Hillman common stock as consideration in the Business Combination. Having a minority share position may reduce the influence that our current stockholders have on the management of New Hillman.
Assuming that no public stockholders exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination, immediately after the consummation of the Business Combination, Landcadia’s Sponsors and public stockholders will hold 61,172,000 shares of New Hillman common stock, or 32.6% of the outstanding common stock. Assuming that our public stockholders holding 14,200,000 public shares exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination, immediately after the consummation of the Business Combination, Landcadia’s Sponsors and public stockholders will hold 46,972,000 shares of New Hillman common stock, or 27.2% of the outstanding common stock.
There are currently outstanding an aggregate of 24,666,667 warrants to acquire Landcadia Class A common stock, which comprise 8,000,000 private placement warrants held by Landcadia’s Sponsors and 16,666,667 public warrants. Each of Landcadia’s outstanding whole warrants is exercisable commencing the later of 30 days following the Closing and 12 months from the closing of our initial public offering, which occurred on October 14, 2020, for one share of Landcadia Class A common stock in accordance with its terms. Therefore, as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, if we assume that each outstanding whole warrant is exercised and one share of Landcadia Class A common stock is issued as a result of such exercise, with payment of the exercise price of $11.50 per share, our fully- diluted share capital would increase by a total of 24,666,667 shares, with approximately $283,666,670.50 paid to us to exercise the warrants.
A provision of our warrant agreement may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination.
Unlike most blank check companies, if (i) we issue additional shares of common stock or equity-linked securities for capital-raising purposes in connection with the closing of our initial business combination at a Newly Issued Price of less than $9.20 per common share, (ii) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of our initial business combination on the date of the consummation of our initial business
 
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combination (net of redemptions), and (iii) the Market Value is below $9.20 per share, then the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger prices described below under “Description of Securities — Redeemable Warrants — Public Stockholders’ Warrants — Redemption of warrants when the price per share of common stock equals or exceeds $18.00” and “Redemption of warrants when the price per share of common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price described below under “Description of Securities — Redeemable Warrants — Public Stockholders’ Warrants — Redemption of warrants when the price per share of common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price. This may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination with a target business.
Subsequent to the consummation of the Business Combination, we may be required to take write-downs or write-offs, restructuring and impairment or other charges that could have a significant negative effect on our financial condition, results of operations and stock price, which could cause you to lose some or all of your investment.
Although Landcadia has conducted due diligence on Hillman, Landcadia cannot assure you that this diligence revealed all material issues that may be present in its business, that it would be possible to uncover all material issues through a customary amount of due diligence, or that factors outside of Landcadia’s or New Hillman’s control will not later arise. As a result, New Hillman may be forced to later write-down or write-off assets, restructure its operations, or incur impairment or other charges that could result in losses. Even if the due diligence successfully identifies certain risks, unexpected risks may arise and previously known risks may materialize in a manner not consistent with our preliminary risk analysis. Even though these charges may be non-cash items and not have an immediate impact on our liquidity, the fact that New Hillman reports charges of this nature could contribute to negative market perceptions about New Hillman or its securities. In addition, charges of this nature may cause New Hillman to violate net worth or other covenants to which it may be subject. Accordingly, any Landcadia Stockholder who chooses to remain a stockholder of New Hillman following the Business Combination could suffer a reduction in the value of their shares. Such stockholders are unlikely to have a remedy for such reduction in value unless they are able to successfully claim that the reduction was due to the breach by Landcadia’s officers or directors of a duty of care or other fiduciary duty owed to them, or if they are able to successfully bring a private claim under securities laws that the proxy solicitation relating to the Business Combination contained an actionable material misstatement or material omission.
If the benefits of the Business Combination do not meet the expectations of investors or securities analysts, the market price of our securities may decline.
If the benefits of the Business Combination do not meet the expectations of investors or securities analysts, the market price of Landcadia’s securities prior to the Closing may decline. The market values of Landcadia’s securities at the time of the Business Combination may vary significantly from their prices on the date the Merger Agreement was executed, the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, or the date on which Landcadia’s Stockholders vote on the Business Combination. Because the number of shares to be issued pursuant to the Merger Agreement is based on the per share value of the amount in the Trust Account and will not be adjusted to reflect any changes in the market price of Landcadia’s Class A common stock, the market value of New Hillman common stock issued in the Business Combination may be higher or lower than the values of these shares on earlier dates.
In addition, following the Business Combination, fluctuations in the price of New Hillman’s securities could contribute to the loss of all or part of your investment. Prior to the Business Combination, there has not been a public market for the stock of New Hillman and trading in the shares of Landcadia’s Class A common stock has not been active. Accordingly, the valuation ascribed to New Hillman in the Business Combination may not be indicative of the price that will prevail in the trading market following the Business Combination. If an active market for our securities develops and continues, the trading price of New Hillman securities following the Business Combination could be volatile and subject to wide fluctuations in response to various factors, some of which are beyond our control. Any of the factors listed below could
 
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have a material adverse effect on your investment in our securities and New Hillman securities may trade at prices significantly below the price you paid for them. In such circumstances, the trading price of our securities may not recover and may experience a further decline.
Factors affecting the trading price of New Hillman’s securities may include:

actual or anticipated fluctuations in our quarterly financial results or the quarterly financial results of companies perceived to be similar to us;

changes in the market’s expectations about New Hillman’s operating results;

success of competitors;

operating results failing to meet the expectations of securities analysts or investors in a particular period;

changes in financial estimates and recommendations by securities analysts concerning New Hillman or the industry in which New Hillman operates in general;

operating and stock price performance of other companies that investors deem comparable to New Hillman;

ability to market new and enhanced products and services on a timely basis;

changes in laws and regulations affecting our business;

commencement of, or involvement in, litigation involving New Hillman;

changes in New Hillman’s capital structure, such as future issuances of securities or the incurrence of additional debt;

the volume of shares of New Hillman common stock available for public sale;

any major change in New Hillman’s board or management;

sales of substantial amounts of New Hillman common stock by our or New Hillman’s directors, executive officers or significant stockholders or the perception that such sales could occur; and

general economic and political conditions such as recessions, interest rates, fuel prices, international currency fluctuations and acts of war or terrorism.
Broad market and industry factors may materially harm the market price of our securities irrespective of our operating performance. The stock market in general, and Nasdaq specifically, have experienced extreme volatility that has often been unrelated to the operating performance of particular companies. As a result of this volatility, you may not be able to sell your securities at or above the price at which it was acquired. A loss of investor confidence in the market for the stocks of other companies which investors perceive to be similar to New Hillman could depress our stock price regardless of our business, prospects, financial conditions or results of operations. A decline in the market price of our securities also could adversely affect our ability to issue additional securities and our ability to obtain additional financing in the future.
Our actual financial position and results of operations may differ materially from the unaudited pro forma financial information included in this proxy statement/prospectus.
The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information included in this proxy statement/ prospectus is presented for illustrative purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of what our actual financial position or results of operations would have been had the Business Combination been completed on the dates indicated. See “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information” for more information.
There can be no assurance that New Hillman common stock issued in connection with the Business Combination will be approved for listing on Nasdaq following the Closing, or that we will be able to comply with the continued listing standards of Nasdaq.
New Hillman common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq following the Business Combination. New Hillman’s continued eligibility for listing may depend on the number of our shares that
 
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are redeemed. If, after the Business Combination, Nasdaq delists New Hillman common stock from trading on its exchange for failure to meet the listing standards, we and our stockholders could face significant material adverse consequences including:

a limited availability of market quotations for our securities;

a determination that New Hillman common stock is a “penny stock,” which will require brokers trading in New Hillman common stock to adhere to more stringent rules, possibly resulting in a reduced level of trading activity in the secondary trading market for New Hillman common stock;

a limited amount of analyst coverage; and

a decreased ability to issue additional securities or obtain additional financing in the future.
The Current Charter states that we must complete our initial business combination by October 14, 2022. If we have not completed an initial business combination by then (or such later date as our stockholders may approve in accordance with the Current Charter), we will: (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than 10 business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining stockholders and Landcadia’s Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to our obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. In such case, our public stockholders may only receive approximately $10.00 per share and our warrants will expire worthless.
Our directors may decide not to enforce the indemnification obligations of our Sponsors, resulting in a reduction in the amount of funds in the Trust Account available for distribution to our public stockholders.
Our Sponsors have agreed that they will be liable to us if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to us, or a prospective target business with which we have entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per public share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the funds held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under our indemnity of the underwriters of our initial public offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. While we currently expect that our independent directors would take legal action on our behalf against the Sponsors to enforce their indemnification obligations to us, it is possible that our independent directors in exercising their business judgment and subject to their fiduciary duties may choose not to do so in any particular instance. If our independent directors choose not to enforce these indemnification obligations, the amount of funds in the Trust Account available for distribution to our public stockholders may be reduced below $10.00 per share.
If, before distributing the proceeds in the Trust Account to our public stockholders, we file a bankruptcy petition or an involuntary bankruptcy petition is filed against us that is not dismissed, the claims of creditors in such proceeding may have priority over the claims of our stockholders and the per-share amount that would otherwise be received by our stockholders in connection with our liquidation may be reduced.
If, before distributing the proceeds in the Trust Account to our public stockholders, we file a bankruptcy petition or an involuntary bankruptcy petition is filed against us that is not dismissed, the proceeds held in the Trust Account could be subject to applicable bankruptcy law, and may be included in our bankruptcy estate and subject to the claims of third parties with priority over the claims of our stockholders. To the extent any bankruptcy claims deplete the Trust Account, the per-share amount that would otherwise be received by our stockholders in connection with our liquidation may be reduced.
 
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If our stockholders fail to comply with the redemption requirements specified in this proxy statement/ prospectus, they will not be entitled to redeem their shares of our Class A common stock for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account.
Holders of public shares are not required to affirmatively vote against the Business Combination Proposal in order to exercise their rights to redeem their shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account. In order to exercise their redemption rights, they are required to submit a request in writing and deliver their stock (either physically or electronically) to our transfer agent prior to [•] p.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021. Stockholders electing to redeem their shares will receive their pro rata portion of the funds held in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes, calculated as of two business days prior to the anticipated consummation of the Business Combination.
The ability of Landcadia Stockholders to exercise redemption rights with respect to a large number of shares could increase the probability that the Business Combination would be unsuccessful and that stockholders would have to wait for liquidation in order to redeem their stock.
At the time we entered into the Merger Agreement and related agreements for the Business Combination, we did not know how many stockholders would exercise their redemption rights, and therefore we structured the Business Combination based on our expectations as to the number of shares that will be submitted for redemption. The Merger Agreement requires us to have at least $639 million of aggregate cash proceeds available from the Trust Account, after giving effect to redemptions of public shares, if any, and payment of transaction expenses, plus the Private Placement. If a larger number of shares are submitted for redemption than we initially expected, we may need to restructure the transaction to reserve a greater portion of the cash in the Trust Account. The above considerations may limit our ability to complete the Business Combination or optimize our capital structure.
The Business Combination is subject to conditions, including certain conditions that may not be satisfied on a timely basis, if at all.
The completion of the Business Combination is subject to a number of conditions. The completion of the Business Combination is not assured and is subject to risks, including the risk that approval of the Business Combination by Landcadia Stockholders is not obtained or that there are not sufficient funds in the Trust Account, in each case subject to certain terms specified in the Merger Agreement (as described under “The Merger Agreement — Conditions to Closing”), or that other Closing conditions are not satisfied. If Landcadia does not complete the Business Combination, Landcadia could be subject to several risks, including:

the parties may be liable for damages to one another under the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement;

negative reactions from the financial markets, including declines in the price of our Class A common stock due to the fact that current prices may reflect a market assumption that the Business Combination will be completed; and

the attention of our management will have been diverted to the Business Combination rather than the pursuit of other opportunities in respect of an initial business combination.
Delaware law and provisions in New Hillman’s certificate of incorporation and bylaws could make a takeover proposal more difficult.
If the Business Combination is consummated, New Hillman’s organizational documents will be governed by Delaware law. Certain provisions of Delaware law and of New Hillman’s certificate of incorporation and bylaws could discourage, delay, defer or prevent a merger, tender offer, proxy contest or other change of control transaction that a stockholder might consider in its best interest, including those attempts that might result in a premium over the market price for the shares of Class A common stock held by New Hillman’s stockholders. These provisions provide for, among other things:

the ability of New Hillman’s board of directors to issue one or more series of preferred stock;
 
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certain limitations on convening special stockholder meetings; and

advance notice for nominations of directors by stockholders and for stockholders to include matters to be considered at New Hillman’s annual meetings.
These anti-takeover provisions as well as certain provisions of Delaware law could make it more difficult for a third party to acquire New Hillman, even if the third party’s offer may be considered beneficial by many of New Hillman’s stockholders. As a result, New Hillman’s stockholders may be limited in their ability to obtain a premium for their shares. If prospective takeovers are not consummated for any reason, New Hillman may experience negative reactions from the financial markets, including negative impacts on the price of New Hillman common stock. These provisions could also discourage proxy contests and make it more difficult for New Hillman’s stockholders to elect directors of their choosing and to cause New Hillman to take other corporate actions that New Hillman’s stockholders desire. See “Description of New Hillman Securities”.
Our warrant agreement designates the courts of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York as the sole and exclusive forum for certain types of actions and proceedings that may be initiated by holders of our warrants, which could limit the ability of warrant holders to obtain a favorable judicial forum for disputes with Landcadia and New Hillman.
Landcadia’s warrant agreement provides that, subject to applicable law, (i) any action, proceeding or claim against us arising out of or relating in any way to the warrant agreement, including under the Securities Act, will be brought and enforced in the courts of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and (ii) that we irrevocably submit to such jurisdiction, which jurisdiction shall be the exclusive forum for any such action, proceeding or claim. We will waive any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction and that such courts represent an inconvenient forum.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, these provisions of the warrant agreement will not apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal district courts of the United States of America are the sole and exclusive forum. Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in any of our warrants shall be deemed to have notice of and to have consented to the forum provisions in our warrant agreement. If any action, the subject matter of which is within the scope the forum provisions of the warrant agreement, is filed in a court other than a court of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a “foreign action”) in the name of any holder of our warrants, such holder shall be deemed to have consented to: (x) the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of New York in connection with any action brought in any such court to enforce the forum provisions (an “enforcement action”), and (y) having service of process made upon such warrant holder in any such enforcement action by service upon such warrant holder’s counsel in the foreign action as agent for such warrant holder.
This choice-of-forum provision may limit a warrant holder’s ability to bring a claim in a judicial forum that it finds favorable for disputes with New Hillman, which may discourage such lawsuits. Alternatively, if a court were to find this provision of our warrant agreement inapplicable or unenforceable with respect to one or more of the specified types of actions or proceedings, we may incur additional costs associated with resolving such matters in other jurisdictions, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations and result in a diversion of the time and resources of our management and board of directors.
We are required to file a notification under the Investment Canada Act, pursuant to which the Business Combination may be subject to review, possibly resulting in the imposition of certain remedial measures.
A notification under the Investment Canada Act (“ICA”) is required to be filed in respect of the Business Combination. The notification will be filed on a post-closing basis as permitted by the ICA. The Minister responsible for the ICA may issue a notice, before or after closing, that the Business Combination may be reviewed if the Minister concludes that it could be injurious to Canada’s national security. If a national security review is ordered, the Canadian government would have the power to impose remedial measures that it considers advisable to protect national security including imposing terms, conditions or undertakings, making a divestiture order or prohibiting closing if the Business Combination has not closed. If the Minister or
 
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the Canadian government intervened prior to closing by issuing a notice or making a review order, the closing of the Business Combination would be prohibited until final resolution by the Minister or the Canadian government. Any remedial order could reduce the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, have a material adverse effect on the business of New Hillman or impact the value of the shares of common stock of New Hillman.
We are not registering the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants under the Securities Act or any state securities laws at this time, and such registration may not be in place when an investor desires to exercise warrants, thus precluding such investor from being able to exercise its warrants except on a cashless basis. If the issuance of the shares upon exercise of warrants is not registered, qualified or exempt from registration or qualification, the holder of such warrant will not be entitled to exercise such warrant and such warrant may have no value and expire worthless.
We are not registering the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants under the Securities Act or any state securities laws at this time. However, under the terms of the warrant agreement, we have agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days after the closing of our initial business combination, we will use our best efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement for the registration under the Securities Act of the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants and thereafter will use our best efforts to cause the same to become effective within 60 business days following our initial business combination and to maintain a current prospectus relating to the common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants, until the expiration of the warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant agreement. We cannot assure you that we will be able to do so if, for example, any facts or events arise which represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement or prospectus, the financial statements contained or incorporated by reference therein are not current or correct or the SEC issues a stop order. If the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants are not registered under the Securities Act, we will be required to permit holders to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis. However, no warrant will be exercisable for cash or on a cashless basis, and we will not be obligated to issue any shares to holders seeking to exercise their warrants, unless the issuance of the shares upon such exercise is registered or qualified under the securities laws of the state of the exercising holder, or an exemption from registration is available. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a registration statement covering the common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th business day after the closing of our initial business combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when we shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” pursuant to the exemption provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption. In no event will we be required to net cash settle any warrant, or issue securities or other compensation in exchange for the warrants in the event that we are unable to register or qualify the shares underlying the warrants under applicable state securities laws and there is no exemption available. If the issuance of the shares upon exercise of the warrants is not so registered or qualified or exempt from registration or qualification, the holder of such warrant will not be entitled to exercise such warrant and such warrant may have no value and expire worthless. In such event, holders who acquired their warrants as part of a purchase of units will have paid the full unit purchase price solely for the shares of common stock included in the units. If and when the warrants become redeemable by us, we may not exercise our redemption right if the issuance of shares of common stock upon exercise of the warrants is not exempt from registration or qualification under applicable state blue sky laws or we are unable to effect such registration or qualification. We will use our best efforts to register or qualify such shares of common stock under the blue sky laws of the state of residence in those states in which the warrants were initially offered by us in this offering. However, there may be instances in which holders of our public warrants may be unable to exercise such public warrants but holders of our private warrants may be able to exercise such private warrants.
If you exercise your public warrants on a “cashless basis,” you will receive fewer shares of common stock from such exercise than if you were to exercise such warrants for cash.
Under the following circumstances, the exercise of the public warrants may be required or permitted to be made on a cashless basis: (i) If a registration statement covering the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th business day after the closing of our initial business combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during
 
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any period when we shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption; (ii) if our common stock is at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that it satisfies the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, we may, at our option, require holders of public warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event we so elect, we will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement; and (iii) if we call the public warrants for redemption, our management will have the option to require all holders who wish to exercise warrants to do so on a cashless basis. In the event of an exercise on a cashless basis, a holder would pay the warrant exercise price by surrendering the warrants for that number of shares of common stock equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the product of the number of shares of common stock underlying the warrants multiplied by the excess of the “fair market value” ​(as defined in the next sentence) over the exercise price of the warrants by (y) the fair market value. The “fair market value” is the average reported closing price of the common stock for the 10 trading days ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the notice of exercise is received by the warrant agent or on which the notice of redemption is sent to the holders of warrants, as applicable. As a result, you would receive fewer shares of common stock from such exercise than if you were to exercise such warrants for cash.
If the Business Combination does not qualify as a tax-free reorganization under Section 368(a) of the Code, Hillman Holdco stockholders may incur a substantially greater U.S. income tax liability as a result of the Business Combination.
The parties intend for the merger contemplated by the Merger Agreement to be treated for U.S. federal income tax purposes as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code. If the merger qualifies for such treatment, Hillman Holdco stockholders generally will not recognize gain or loss upon their exchange of Hillman Holdco common stock for New Hillman Class A common stock. However, the obligations of Hillman Holdco, Landcadia and the Merger Sub to complete the merger are not conditioned on the receipt of opinions from Ropes & Gray LLP or White & Case LLP to the effect that the merger will qualify for such treatment, and the merger will occur even if it does not so qualify. Neither Hillman Holdco nor Landcadia has requested, or intends to request, a ruling from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service with respect to the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the merger. Consequently, no assurance can be given that the IRS will not assert, or that a court would not sustain, a position to the contrary. Accordingly, if the IRS or a court determines that the merger does not qualify as a reorganization under Section 368(a) of the Code and is therefore a fully taxable transaction for U.S. federal income tax purposes, Hillman Holdco stockholders generally would recognize taxable gain or loss on the merger consideration they receive in connection with the merger. For a more complete discussion of U.S. federal income tax consequences of the Business Combination, see the section titled “Certain United States Federal Income Tax Considerations.”
New Hillman’s certificate of incorporation designates the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware as the sole and exclusive forum for certain types of actions and proceedings and the federal district courts as the sole and exclusive forum for other types of actions and proceedings, in each case, that may be initiated by New Hillman’s stockholders, which could limit New Hillman’s stockholders’ ability to obtain what such stockholders believe to be a favorable judicial forum for disputes with New Hillman or New Hillman’s directors, officers or other employees.
If the Business Combination is consummated, New Hillman’s certificate of incorporation will provide that, unless New Hillman consents to the selection of an alternative forum, any (i) derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of New Hillman; (ii) action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director, officer or other employee of New Hillman to New Hillman or New Hillman’s stockholders; (iii) action asserting a claim against New Hillman or any director or officer arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL or New Hillman’s certificate of incorporation or New Hillman’s bylaws; or (iv) action asserting a claim against New Hillman or any director or officer of New Hillman governed by the internal affairs doctrine, shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be exclusively brought in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or, if such court does not have subject matter jurisdiction thereof, the federal district court of the State of Delaware. Subject to the foregoing, the federal district courts of the United States are the exclusive forum for the resolution of any action, suit or proceeding asserting a cause of action under the Securities Act. The exclusive forum provision does not apply to suits brought to enforce
 
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any liability or duty created by the Exchange Act. Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring an interest in any shares of New Hillman’s capital stock shall be deemed to have notice of and to have consented to the forum provisions in New Hillman’s certificate of incorporation. These choice-of-forum provisions may limit a stockholder’s ability to bring a claim in a judicial forum that he, she or it believes to be favorable for disputes with New Hillman or New Hillman’s directors, officers or other employees, which may discourage such lawsuits. We note that there is uncertainty as to whether a court would enforce these provisions and that investors cannot waive compliance with the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder. Section 22 of the Securities Act creates concurrent jurisdiction for state and federal courts over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Securities Act or the rules and regulations thereunder.
Alternatively, if a court were to find these provisions of New Hillman’s certificate of incorporation inapplicable or unenforceable with respect to one or more of the specified types of actions or proceedings, New Hillman may incur additional costs associated with resolving such matters in other jurisdictions, which could materially adversely affect New Hillman’s business, financial condition and results of operations and result in a diversion of the time and resources of New Hillman’s management and board of directors.
 
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARTIES TO THE BUSINESS COMBINATION
Landcadia
Landcadia is a blank check company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. For more information regarding Landcadia, see the section entitled “Other Information Related to Landcadia.
Merger Sub
Merger Sub is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landcadia formed solely for the purpose of effecting the Business Combination. Merger Sub was incorporated under the DGCL on January 19, 2021. Merger Sub owns no material assets and does not operate any business.
Hillman Holdco
HMAN Group Holdings Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, “Hillman”) are among the largest providers of hardware-related products and related merchandising services to retail markets in North America. Hillman Holdco’s principal business is operated through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Hillman Group, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Hillman Group sells its products to hardware stores, home centers, mass merchants, pet supply stores, and other retail outlets principally in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Product lines include thousands of small parts such as fasteners and related hardware items; threaded rod and metal shapes; keys, key duplication systems, and accessories; builder’s hardware; personal protective equipment, such as gloves and eye-wear; and identification items, such as tags and letters, numbers, and signs. Hillman Group supports product sales with services that include design and installation of merchandising systems, maintenance of appropriate in-store inventory levels, and break-fix for its robotics kiosks.
 
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THE SPECIAL MEETING
Overview
This proxy statement/prospectus is being provided to Landcadia Stockholders as part of a solicitation of proxies by the Landcadia Board for use at the Special Meeting to be convened on [•], 2021 and at any adjournments or postponements of such meeting. This proxy statement/prospectus is being furnished to Landcadia Stockholders on or about [•], 2021. In addition, this proxy statement/prospectus constitutes a prospectus for New Hillman in connection with the issuance by New Hillman of common stock to be delivered to Hillman Holdco’s stockholders in connection with the Business Combination.
Date, Time and Place of the Special Meeting
The Special Meeting will be a virtual meeting conducted exclusively via live webcast starting at [•] a.m., New York City time, on [•], 2021, or at such other date, time and place to which such meeting may be adjourned or postponed, to consider and vote upon the proposals. Stockholders may attend the special meeting online, vote, view the list of stockholders entitled to vote at the special meeting and submit your questions during the special meeting by visiting [•] and entering your 12-digit control number, which is either included on the proxy card you received or obtained through Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Because the special meeting is completely virtual and being conducted via live webcast, stockholders will not be able to attend the meeting in person.
Proposals
At the Special Meeting, Landcadia Stockholders will vote upon:

the Business Combination Proposal;

the Charter Proposal;

the Advisory Charter Proposals;

the Stock Issuance Proposal;

the Incentive Plan Proposal;

the ESPP Proposal;

the Director Election Proposal; and

the Adjournment Proposal.
      LANDCADIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS UNANIMOUSLY DETERMINED THAT THE BUSINESS COMBINATION PROPOSAL AND THE OTHER PROPOSALS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE SPECIAL MEETING ARE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF AND ADVISABLE TO THE LANDCADIA STOCKHOLDERS AND RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” EACH OF THE PROPOSALS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
Record Date; Outstanding Shares; Shares Entitled to Vote
Landcadia has fixed the close of business on [•], 2021 as the “record date” for determining Landcadia Stockholders entitled to notice of and to attend and vote at the Special Meeting. As of the close of business on [•], 2021, there were [•] Landcadia Shares outstanding and entitled to vote. Each Landcadia Share is entitled to one vote per share at the Special Meeting.
Quorum
A quorum of Landcadia Stockholders is necessary to hold a valid meeting. A quorum will exist at the Special Meeting with respect to each matter to be considered at the Special Meeting if the holders of a majority of Landcadia Shares are present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special
 
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Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting. All shares represented by proxy are counted as present for purposes of establishing a quorum.
Vote Required and Landcadia Board Recommendation
The Business Combination Proposal
Landcadia Stockholders are being asked to consider and vote on a proposal to adopt the Merger Agreement and thereby approve the Business Combination. You should carefully read this proxy statement/prospectus in its entirety for more detailed information concerning the Business Combination. In particular, your attention is directed to the full text of the Merger Agreement, which is attached as Annex A to this proxy statement/prospectus.
Approval of the Business Combination Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal. The Business Combination cannot be completed unless the Business Combination Proposal is adopted by the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Landcadia Stockholders of the Class A common stock and Landcadia Stockholders of the Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of our stockholders, except as required by law.
The Business Combination Proposal is a condition to the presentation of the other proposals and is conditioned on the approval of the other condition precedent proposals.
LANDCADIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE BUSINESS COMBINATION PROPOSAL.
The Charter Proposal
Approval of the Charter Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the outstanding Landcadia Shares, voting together as a single class. Abstentions and broker non-votes have the same effect as a vote “AGAINST” the proposal.
The Charter Proposal is conditioned on the approval of the other condition precedent proposals.
LANDCADIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE CHARTER PROPOSAL.
The Advisory Charter Proposals
Approval of each of the Advisory Charter Proposals, each of which is a non-binding vote, requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
LANDCADIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE ADVISORY CHARTER PROPOSALS.
The Stock Issuance Proposal
Approval of the Stock Issuance Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
The Stock Issuance Proposal is conditioned on the approval of the other condition precedent proposals.
 
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LANDCADIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE STOCK ISSUANCE PROPOSAL.
The Incentive Plan Proposal
Approval of the Incentive Plan Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
The Incentive Plan Proposal is conditioned on the approval of the other condition precedent proposals.
LANDCADIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE INCENTIVE PLAN PROPOSAL.
The ESPP Proposal
Approval of the ESPP Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal
The ESPP Proposal is conditioned on the approval of the condition precedent proposals.
LANDCADIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE ESPP PROPOSAL.
The Director Election Proposal
The election of directors is decided by a plurality of the votes cast by the stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual special meeting) or represented by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote on the election of directors. This means that each of the director nominees will be elected if they receive more affirmative votes than any other nominee for the same position. Stockholders may not cumulate their votes with respect to the election of directors.
Failure to vote by proxy or to vote in person (which would include voting at the virtual special meeting), an abstention from voting, or a broker non-vote will have no effect on the election of directors.
The election of the director nominees in the Director Election Proposal is conditioned on the approval of the other condition precedent proposals.
LANDCADIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE ELECTION OF EACH OF THE DIRECTOR NOMINEES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Adjournment Proposal
If the chairman of the Special Meeting does not adjourn the Special Meeting, Landcadia Stockholders may be asked to vote on a proposal to adjourn the Special Meeting, or any postponement thereof, to another time or place if necessary or appropriate (i) due to the absence of a quorum at the Special Meeting, (ii) to prevent a violation of applicable law, (iii) to provide to Landcadia Stockholders any supplement or amendment to this proxy statement/prospectus and/or (iv) to solicit additional proxies if Landcadia reasonably determines that it is advisable or necessary to do so in order to obtain Landcadia stockholder approval for the Merger Agreement and thereby approval of the Business Combination or the other condition precedent proposals.
Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Landcadia Stockholders present in person (which would include presence at the virtual Special Meeting) or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the proposal.
 
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LANDCADIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL.
Voting Your Shares
Landcadia Stockholders may vote electronically at the Special Meeting by visiting [•] or by proxy. Landcadia recommends that you submit your proxy even if you plan to attend the Special Meeting. If you vote by proxy, you may change your vote by submitting a later dated proxy before the deadline or by voting electronically at the Special Meeting.
If your Landcadia Shares are owned directly in your name with our transfer agent, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, you are considered, with respect to those shares, the “stockholder of record.” If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee or intermediary, you are considered the beneficial owner of shares held in “street name” and are considered a “non-record (beneficial) stockholder.”
If you are a Landcadia Stockholder of record you may use the enclosed proxy card to tell the persons named as proxies how to vote your shares. If you properly complete, sign and date your proxy card, your shares will be voted in accordance with your instructions. The named proxies will vote all shares at the meeting for which proxies have been properly submitted and not revoked. If you sign and return your proxy card but do not mark your card to tell the proxies how to vote, your shares will be voted “FOR” the proposals to adopt the Merger Agreement and the other proposals presented at the Special Meeting.
Your shares will be counted for purposes of determining a quorum if you vote:

by submitting a properly executed proxy card or voting instruction form by mail; or

electronically at the Special Meeting.
Abstentions will be counted for determining whether a quorum is present for the Special Meeting.
Voting instructions are printed on the proxy card or voting information form you received. Either method of submitting a proxy will enable your shares to be represented and voted at the Special Meeting.
Voting Shares Held in Street Name
If your Landcadia Shares are held in an account through a broker, bank or other nominee or intermediary, you must instruct the broker, bank or other nominee how to vote your shares by following the instructions that the broker, bank or other nominee provides you along with this proxy statement/prospectus. Your broker, bank or other nominee may have an earlier deadline by which you must provide instructions to it as to how to vote your Landcadia Shares, so you should read carefully the materials provided to you by your broker, bank or other nominee or intermediary.
If you do not provide voting instructions to your bank, broker or other nominee or intermediary, your shares will not be voted on any proposal on which your bank, broker or other nominee does not have discretionary authority to vote. In these cases, the bank, broker or other nominee or intermediary will not be able to vote your shares on those matters for which specific authorization is required. Brokers do not generally have discretionary authority to vote on any of the proposals.
Broker non-votes are shares held by a broker, bank or other nominee or intermediary that are present or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting, but with respect to which the broker, bank or other nominee or intermediary is not instructed by the beneficial owner of such shares how to vote on a particular proposal and the broker does not generally have voting power on such proposal. Because brokers, banks and other nominees or intermediaries do not generally have discretionary voting with respect to any of the proposals, if a beneficial owner of Landcadia Shares held in “street name” does not give voting instructions to the broker, bank or other nominee for any proposal, then those shares will not be present or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting.
Revoking Your Proxy
If you are a Landcadia Stockholder of record, you may revoke your proxy at any time before it is voted at the Special Meeting by:
 
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timely delivering a written revocation letter to the Corporate Secretary of Landcadia;

signing and returning by mail a proxy card with a later date so that it is received prior to the Special Meeting; or

attending the Special Meeting and voting electronically by visiting the website established for that purpose at [•] and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice you previously received. Attendance at the Special Meeting will not, in and of itself, revoke a proxy.
If you are a non-record (beneficial) Landcadia Stockholder, you should follow the instructions of your bank, broker or other nominee regarding the revocation of proxies.
Share Ownership and Voting by Landcadia’s Officers and Directors
As of the record date, the Landcadia directors and officers and their affiliates had the right to vote 14,000,000 Landcadia Shares, representing approximately 22.4% of the Landcadia Shares then outstanding and entitled to vote at the meeting. Landcadia’s Sponsors, directors and members of the management team have entered into an amended and restated letter agreement with us to vote “FOR” the approval of the Business Combination Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the Charter Proposal, “FOR” the approval, on an advisory basis, of each of the Advisory Charter Proposals, “FOR” the approval of the Stock Issuance Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the Incentive Plan Proposal, “FOR” the approval of the ESPP Proposal, “FOR” the election of each of the director nominees to the board of directors and “FOR” the approval of the Adjournment Proposal.
Redemption Rights
Public stockholders may seek to redeem the public shares that they hold, regardless of whether they vote for or against the proposed Business Combination or do not vote at the Special Meeting. Any public stockholder may request redemption of their public shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, calculated as of two business days prior to the cons